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Dark lands: the grim truth behind
the ´Scandinavian miracle´

Guardian [UK], by Michael Booth

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/28/2014 12:00:41 PM

For the past few years the world has been in thrall to all things Nordic (for which purpose we must of course add Iceland and Finland to the Viking nations of Denmark, Norway and Sweden). "The Sweet Danish Life: Copenhagen: Cool, Creative, Carefree," simpered National Geographic; "The Nordic Countries: The Next Supermodel", boomed the Economist; "Copenhagen really is wonderful for so many reasons," gushed the Guardian. Whether it is Denmark´s happiness, its restaurants, or TV dramas; Sweden´s gender equality, crime novels and retail giants; Finland´s schools; Norway´s oil wealth and weird songs about foxes; or Iceland´s bounce-back from the financial abyss,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Drive, 1/28/2014 12:06:25 PM     (No. 9709045)

...and the highest suicide rate

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SnowQueen, 1/28/2014 12:06:38 PM     (No. 9709047)

My great-grandparents left Scandinavia for a reason.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: chillijilli, 1/28/2014 1:10:12 PM     (No. 9709168)

I know. I lived in the American Arctic Riviera for a long time. On the surface, the Scandawhovians appear squeaky clean and yes, even miraculous at times. But remember. These are the same people who fed Carl´s body into that infamous woodchipper! Things aren´t always as perfect as they appear.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/28/2014 3:20:59 PM     (No. 9709387)

Yep, they do practically nothing 9 months of the year while everything is under 50´ of ice so the 3 months works fine on "Other Peoples Money" Socialist state. Put them on an equal 12 month footing and they are way past broke!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/28/2014 7:08:50 PM     (No. 9709602)

One of the weakest arguments of the left is to compare the US to (name a northern european socialist country). "If only we were like them." God help us.

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