Authored by Daniel Lacalle,
A lie is still a lie even if it is often repeated. And claiming the Nordic countries are socialist economies with high taxes for wealth and businesses is a big lie. Nordic countries are not socialist. They rank at the top in the Heritage Foundation’s Economic Freedom Index 2020 (Denmark,10, Finland, 17, Sweden, 21, Norway, 28). They also rank at the top in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index 2020 (Denmark, 4, Norway, 9, Sweden, 10, Finland, 20), with simple and limited business regulation and strong support for entrepreneurship.
They also rank at the highest levels in labor market flexibility. Denmark, 7, and Norway, 15, have some of the most flexible labor markets according to the Employment Flexibility Index 2020, while Finland and Sweden rank in the Top 40 above Luxembourg or Korea.
The public sector does not dictate the growth pattern or […]
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