Policy Forum

Should the United States Be More Like Scandinavia?

April 16, 2007 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Auditorium/Wintergarden

Featuring Johnny Munkhammar, Program Director, Timbro, Sweden; Ezra Klein Writing Fellow, American Prospect; and Dan Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

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Most of Western Europe suffers from high taxes, high unemployment, and low growth rates, but some observers see Scandinavia as an exception that has managed to combine an extensive welfare state with robust economic growth. New Republic recently lauded Denmark as an example for the United States to follow. Should the United States adopt the Scandinavian model? What are the real lessons from Denmark, Norway and Sweden?