the Economist: The world will be studying the Nordic model for years to come

February 3, 2013

The Economist encourages politicians from both right and left to learn from the Nordic countries Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

“…If you had to be reborn anywhere in the world as a person with average talents and income, you would want to be a Viking. The Nordics cluster at the top of league tables of everything from economic competitiveness to social health to happiness. They have avoided both southern Europe’s economic sclerosis and America’s extreme inequality. Development theorists have taken to calling successful modernisation “getting to Denmark”. Meanwhile a region that was once synonymous with do-it-yourself furniture and Abba has even become a cultural haven, home to “The Killing”, Noma and “Angry Birds”.”

Read the article: The Economist