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« on: December 01, 2014, 03:55:04 pm »

The American Dream Has Moved to Scandinavia

Washington’s Blog
November 26, 2014
 
We noted in 2010 that the American Dream – the possibility of a “rags to riches” success story – has moved abroad … since social mobility in the U.S. is much lower than in many other developed nations.
 
(And we pointed out that conservatives are as disturbed as liberals by the collapse of social mobility in modern America.)
 
A paper published last year by University of Ottawa economics professor Miles Corak tells us exactly where the American Dream has gone … to Scandinavia.  Here’s a chart from the study:

Denmark, Norway and Finland have the most social mobility (and Sweden is not that far behind).
 
On the other hand, the UK, Italy and America have the least social mobility.
 
True, the UK and Italy are a tiny bit worse than the U.S. in terms of social mobility.  But the U.S. has the most inequality.  Indeed, the U.S. arguably has the worst inequality anywhere in the world at any time in history. Indeed, inequality is so severe in America that most of the profits are flowing into the hands of an incredibly small group of people … and you’re not very likely to become one of them.

On the other hand, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway have the least inequality. In other words, it’s a lot more likely that you can get a reasonable slice of the pie there.
 
Indeed, Norway is arguably the world’s most prosperous country. Denmark is 3rd; Sweden is 6th; and Finland is 8th … but the U.S. has dropped down to 10th place.
 
The American Dream is now spoken with a Scandinavian accent.

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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2014, 01:48:24 am »

I actually have no problem with that, hooray for the Swedes!
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2014, 11:38:39 am »

The U.S. should take a real close look at how they are thriving.
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2014, 05:14:33 pm »

Okay but don't vote for the Contitution Party to duplicate their success by taking action here.
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2014, 12:50:17 am »

Aren't all the Scandinavian countries socialist..?  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2014, 11:52:46 am »

They aren't completely socialist.  Althought they have adopted some of its attributes.
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2014, 09:21:20 pm »

Yeah education subsidies rather than prison subsidies.
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2014, 12:19:40 am »

I know for a fact that in Sweden when a baby is born, the government actually does al it can do to help with care for it and help the mother. Whether you view that as good or bad, it is pretty socialist!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2014, 01:24:20 pm »

That is a very good thing. Unfortunately in this country, if you are born into poverty, Republicans and the like only care about you until you're born. After that... You're pretty much screwed.
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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2014, 07:50:11 pm »

I'll say, Robert, good point!  We are a stronger society when we look after everyone, not just the rich! Today's politicians have apparently forgotten that.
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