Is the "Nordic Model" a valid argument for more american socialism?

Posted by: triangle.128k

  • Yes

  • No

40% 6 votes
60% 9 votes
  • I'd rather just have more accessible labor unions and a MASSIVE investment in education here. That would solve a lot of income inequality, crime, and poverty withing 30 years with only token increases in taxes. Sorry, but I'd rather try out the plan with the least infringement on property rights.

  • The US and the Nordic countries are VASTLY different in both demographic, land mass, resources, population and several other categories. Expecting something that works for one country to work for ALL countries is foolish.

  • Sorry, Bernie!

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tajshar2k says2015-08-21T14:51:14.4603974Z
America is a bigger country, and it places a different role in society. We can't follow the Nordic countries exactly.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-08-21T15:19:44.8730336Z
I don't see why you can't learn from them at the state level. Of course, you can't just copy everything over - that never works. I'm sure they do have policies you can learn from, however.
tajshar2k says2015-08-21T15:23:00.9798186Z
I agree with that. But we need a capitalistic leaning to keep our economy growing. Foreigners (not you) always criticized the U.S for being too capitalistic, but they fail to understand if we have that, it will effect them.
UtherPenguin says2015-08-21T16:25:15.0238453Z
@tajshar2k However, even if America adopts the Nordic model, it is unlikely to negatively effect trade. Note that America is primarily a consumption based economy, meaning that they are usually on the other side of a trade deal (the one that pays and receives) so it is not too likely that Nordic-based socialism would negatively effect trade, since they would still have borders up for trade. Better distributed wealth would have been worth a slight step back in the economy, since the US is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, yet has the highest economic disparity in the developed world.
triangle.128k says2015-08-21T17:38:34.0804442Z
@UtherPenguin Well still, you can't compare two completely different countries. It's like saying we should put very low taxes across the US because of how rich Luxembourg is.
58539672 says2015-08-21T20:50:11.9781482Z
@UtherPenguin We are a largely consumer based economy, but we are also one of the largest producers in the world as well. We may not be the largest, but we outstrip the vast majority of developed nations as well.
ramm55 says2015-08-21T20:57:31.5008425Z
Considering the epic failure of the United States on every level I would be less critical of working countries will better plans.
tajshar2k says2015-08-22T14:40:30.7265033Z
Ramm55, you mean the innovation and technology the United States gave the world? Is that what your calling an epic failure?
58539672 says2015-08-22T21:51:18.7284131Z
@tajshar2k or the fact that the US is the single wealthiest nation on the planet. Only a completely unified EU can match us.

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