Series: Scandinavian socialism

Is Scandinavian socialism really social welfare capitalism? How has it developed in WW2?

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Is Scandinavian socialism really just regulated capitalism?

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Scandinavian socialism

I’ve seen many contradictory comments online about “Scandinavian socialism” vs “No, they’re capitalist”. Some feel Scandinavian economies fit modern definitions of socialism, others feel they’re capitalist economies with strong social safety nets, sometimes described as “European welfare states”. I’ve wondered how much people’s preferred ideological rhetoric matches reality. Believing that no meaningful answers are likely …

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The economic and political development of Denmark

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Scandinavian socialism

This post is part of a series where I examine (which really means “read up on”) the economic and political development of the Scandinavian (or Nordic) nations from the end of WW2 to today, and summarize what I’ve learned into a blog post. Why am I doing this? Because the ongoing debate about “Scandinavian socialism” …

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The economic and political development of Sweden

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Scandinavian socialism

This post is part of a series where I examine (which really means “read up on”) the economic and political development of the Scandinavian (or Nordic) nations from the end of WW2 to today, and summarize what I’ve learned into a blog post. Why am I doing this? Because the ongoing debate about “Scandinavian socialism” …

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The economic and political development of Norway

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Scandinavian socialism

This post is part of a series where I examine (which really means “read up on”) the economic and political development of the Scandinavian (or Nordic) nations from the end of WW2 to today, and summarize what I’ve learned into these blog posts. Why am I doing this? Because the ongoing debate about “Scandinavian socialism” …

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The economic and political development of Iceland

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Scandinavian socialism

This post is part of a series where I examine (which really means “read up on”) the economic and political development of the Scandinavian (or Nordic) nations from the end of WW2 to today, and summarize what I’ve learned into these blog posts. Why am I doing this? Because the ongoing debate about “Scandinavian socialism” …

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The economic and political development of Finland

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Scandinavian socialism

This post is part of a series where I examine (which really means “read up on”) the economic and political development of the Scandinavian (or Nordic) nations from the end of WW2 to today, and summarize what I’ve learned into these blog posts. Why am I doing this? Because the ongoing debate about “Scandinavian socialism” …

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