US versus Europe: Nordic countries

This is the second of two posts comparing the US and Europe, in response to Big Government advocates wishing that America was more like Europe. In the first post, I discussed why the desire for a European-style welfare state is misguided. In this post, I will discuss the Nordic countries (defined here as Denmark, Finland, … Continue reading US versus Europe: Nordic countries

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US versus Europe: The welfare state

If I had a bitcoin for every time I’ve heard someone say that the US should be more like Europe… What they mean is that the US follows a harsh model of laissez faire capitalism, while Europe follows a kinder, gentler model of ‘democratic socialism.’ They would like the US to adopt a larger welfare … Continue reading US versus Europe: The welfare state