There’s a neglected dark side to the Swedish welfare model that its “democratic socialist” admirers seldom mention.
However vulgar, nationalistic and anti-capitalist is Trump’s presidency, he’s looking better than the alternative, each of whom shares the same moral premise and economic ideal as China.
People blame things like climate, the history of colonialism, racism, etc.
The actual injustice is that America has sold out the region’s only free society, Israel—along with freedom-seeking people across the Middle East and among the Palestinian community—while empowering jihadist forces.
The idea of national self-determination cannot be a license to subjugate. No individual, no group of individuals, no self-identified national community has the moral right to create a tyrannical regime.
By mistaking the real nature of international trade, the costs of tariffs, the effects of currency movements, and the supposed ease with which the United States could quickly re-establish itself as a low-cost manufacturer, Trump risks shredding the safety nets that have undergirded the U.S. economy for decades and plunging us into a war we are ill-equipped to fight.
From freedom to socialism and partially back again.
Government censorship will only reduce the ability to understand the causes of people guided by anti-capitalist ideas.
Fortunately for its citizens, but unfortunately for those who think Sweden is still socialist, the Swedish government, more or less by universal consensus, turned sharply back toward capitalism beginning in about 1995.
Despite some of the world’s highest taxes, Europe’s welfare states are fiscally unsustainable, suffering from slowly worsening structural deficits.