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Even Conservatives Support Sweden’s Welfare State. Here’s Why.

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  1. Grzmot Link
    In most of Europe conservatives don't try to eliminate our social programs because it would be political suicide, especially if they tried to implement an American model (LOL) because taking...

    In most of Europe conservatives don't try to eliminate our social programs because it would be political suicide, especially if they tried to implement an American model (LOL) because taking something away from your voters is much, much harder than giving them something and it's generally understood that our systems are very good. Not perfect, but much much better than what you guys have in the US.

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  2. patience_limited Link
    In the U.S., support for social democracy (e.g. a mixed economy with socialized public services) remains a relatively extreme political position. Even though we've had periods of social...

    In the U.S., support for social democracy (e.g. a mixed economy with socialized public services) remains a relatively extreme political position.

    Even though we've had periods of social investment, welfare services, and collective employment comparable to Sweden's in some respects, there's been a decades-long rollback to the current messy landscape of privatization.

    Looking for commentary from anyone in a nation (or U.S. state) with relatively high social investment, generous welfare services, or other public economic factors that differ significantly from U.S. policies.

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