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Bernie Sanders Is Wrong About Sweden

Senator Bernie Sanders loves to cite Scandinavian countries like Sweden as some sort of ideal. Sweden allegedly proves that his “social democratic” vision for America is both possible and desirable. Truth is that Sweden’s economic history proves the complete opposite.

And I know what I am talking about; I was also born and raised in Sweden. I have witnessed first hand what happens when Sanders “democratic socialism” is put into practice. There’s a reason I happily left Sweden for America.

For those who want to know the truth about Sweden (and, by implication, all the Scandinavian countries), I would recommend my OCON 2013 course entitled “What about Sweden?”

In this three-part course you will, among other things, learn that Sweden became one of the most prosperous countries in the world thanks to capitalism and that oppressing capitalists, CEOs and entrepreneurs in the name of “social justice” does not pay.

You can purchase and download my course at the Ayn Rand Institute’s eStore. I would also recommend people to listen to Ayn Rand’s Ford Hall Forum talk “The Moral Factor,” in which she discusses the immoral nature of the Swedish welfare state.