Sweden’s Blue Model Blues
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  • Stacy Garvey

    Here’s a thought. Stop providing generous welfare benefits.

  • Greg Brown

    Here’s another thought. Stop importing unnecessary labor in favor for inviting refugees with a better fit.

  • “Swedes are beginning to ask themselves what’s gone wrong with their famously generous welfare state.”

    What is wrong with their welfare state is that it was built for Swedes… if they liked their welfare state, they should have filtered their immigration. They should have only accepted people they knew would be a benefit and not a burden.

    The irony of Swedish cultural marxism is that the only way to manage it is to adopt neo-liberal economic reforms(as described in this blog post). You can be a racial/cultural egalitarian or you can be an economic egalitarian but you can’t be both. Swedes have denied biological evolution and they will pay the price for their pathological altruism.

    I’m not a fan of this “blue social model” posture.. yes it’s true that welfarism leads to resentment(in both those who receive and those who pay), but the difference between Portland and Detroit isn’t the model but the people. The Texas model works, but I’m not sure how sustainable it is once the demographics change the democratic will… and the Texas model inflames the demographic changes that may undermine it.

  • Pete

    What everyone knows but won’t say is that Sweden needs an aggressive and far-reaching deportation policy to undo years of folly. .

  • Kuze81

    “It’s because we weren’t socialist *enough*!” -Socialists

  • Jim Luebke

    Remind me again how we can get the Swedish system to work in America?…

  • korby

    Mickey Kaus has a more convincing arugment. It’s not lack of opportunity, per se, that produces an alienated immigrant underclass. Rather, welfare itself allows “those in the ethnic ghetto to stay there, stay unemployed, and seethe. Without government subsidies, they would have to overcome the prejudice against them and integrate into the mainstream working culture.”

    • Fat_Man

      Does welfare cause terrorism, Part XVIII …–http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/23/does-welfare-cause-terrorism-part-xviii/

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