5 Things You Should Know About The Nordic Model

Flags of the Nordic Countries
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The nordic model is greatly admired in progressive circles. The nordic countries are supposedly a great example of “socialism that works” and the wonders that could be accomplished if Americans would only give up on all those silly ideas that are enshrined in their constitution. Now, for those of you who don’t know me, I’m a […]

UKIP And The Tea Party Trap


As you may know, I am a supporter of the UK Independence Party (a right-winged party that would like to see the UK leave the European Union). All over Europe we’re about to hold elections to the European Parliament between the 22nd and the 25th. The UK votes today the 22nd, while Sweden and most […]

EU Army: Why It Wouldn’t Work


The European Union is growing ever stronger. More and more power is concentrated into the hands of unelected bureaucrats. The Eurozone crisis played into the hands of the elite and gave them an excuse to strengthen their hold on the individual countries. I’ve written about all of that before, which is why today, I would […]

Don’t Count Your Keynesian Chickens Yet, Mr Krugman


Paul Krugman is at it again. In his latest column, “Sweden turns Japanese“, he argues that Sweden is, well, turning japanese, economically speaking – meaning we in Sweden are about to experience a lost decade of low-to-no growth. His case is based on our stubbornly high unemployment, plus our inflation rate which for the past […]