2 thoughts on “The surprising ingredients of Swedish success”

  1. Posted 29/08/2012 at 16:52 | Permalink

    This all sounds fine in theory, but where are the economic evidence, facts and statistics to substantiate the many finely worded statements?

    The subject of growth in Sweden has been debated on these pages quite extensively previously and the economic statistics and facts point to a rather different conclusion. Growth has been consistently better under the Social Democrats since the war, with one very brief exception, lasting about 2-3 years.

    The Conservative right continually seeks to claim credit for Swedish economic success on these pages, suggesting that it is only the political right that are able to keep public spending at modest levels, when it has been manifest in Sweden that this is not the case.

  2. Posted 30/08/2012 at 07:26 | Permalink

    The paper is about the relationship between the size of the state and growth (amongst other things) not about whether a social democrat government happened to be in power at any one particular time. I am not sure why you are trying to make a party political point.

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