Sweden is an odd country, at least from the perspective of public policy.
On the positive side, it has private Social Security accounts. It has an admirable school choice system. And it was a good role model of spending restraintback in the 1990s.
But on the negative side, Sweden has one of the world’s biggest welfare states. Even after the spending restraint of the 1990s, the public sector consumes about 50 percent of economic output. And that necessitates a punitive tax code.
There’s also a truly perverse fixation on equality. And you won’t be surprised to learn that the government-run healthcare system produces some unpleasant outcomes.
Today, let’s build on our understanding of Sweden by looking at how the country’s welfare state interacts with the immigration system.
Writing for CapX, Nima Sanandaji discusses these issues in his adopted country of Sweden.
Sweden has had…
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