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follow Hugolas_Madurez 2019 Mar 8, 11:39am
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Given that Sweden has no minimum wage (much less a minimum wage higher than $15 per hour) we can only conclude that these numerous commenters simply assumed that Sweden must prove their point — because Sweden is the answer to all challenges to big government.
Sweden heavily taxes everyone, not only the rich. I think someone earning about 45K/yr is taxed at above 40% which does not sound particularly socialist. They have so-called school choice - which is what progressives here are fighting against. They DO NOT HAVE A PROPERTY TAX. Instead, they have some relatively small fee (capped at 7400 kronor, or ca. 800 USD) per year. Also no inheritance tax. All of this is strange socialism indeed.Furthermore, while I do not dislike of so-called "diversity", Scandinavian system will work only if inhabitants of the given country subscribe to the notion of being honest to State and each other (you really did not need police in Scandinavia of the past). This makes governing relatively cheap and one can use resources for improving life quality of people. While Swedes, Danes, etc are honest, this is not the case for their recent imports from Middle East who see it as their goal of life to screw over the State (understandab...