RealClear Radio Hour – Scandinavian Bliss or Myth?

3 Apr

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Scandinavian Bliss

April 2, 2016

Michael Booth, author of The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia, discusses the Danish and Swedish cultural traditions. Booth, a British expat and long-term resident of Denmark, believes the renowned happiness of Scandinavians has become both a source of ethnic pride and a self-fulfilling prophecy based on low expectations, equality, and social conformity.

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Scandinavian Myth

April 2, 2016

Anders Vistisen, the youngest Member of European Parliament and a member of the Danish People’s Party, contends that overweening bureaucracy threatens the survival of the European project. Vistisen shares how this affects incentives and economic growth in Denmark, which is ranked as having one of the best entrepreneurial climates yet is deemed one of the worst countries to grow a business due to stifling overregulation.

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