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Goodbye Swedish model.(Sweden After the Swedish Model: From Tutorial State to Enabling State)(Book Review)

Mauricio Rojas, Sweden After the Swedish Model: From Tutorial State to Enabling State, Timbro, June 21, 2005 (timbro.com)

For decades, self-styled progressives and leftists have hailed the "Swedish model" as a working example of a social arrangement whereby a nation can achieve economic success and high living standards while maintaining a massive welfare state. Few, however, have noticed that Sweden itself has abandoned the Swedish model. Lund University professor Mauricio Rojas explains the rise and fall of the Swedish model in a book published by the Swedish think tank Timbro.

The Swedish word for the Swedish model is folkhemmet--a conflation of folk (people) and hem (home). …

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