Tuesday, December 24, 2013

African & East European Immigrants are likely to change Nordic countries

I would always be in favor of lower taxes and lower government spending. However, I have sympathy with the economic and social system in Nordic countries, where people contribute to the government a large portion of their income but also get in return first- class schools, healthcare facilities, and other social benefits.

What may work in terms of state involvement in small societies such as the Nordic countries, which are in nature more like country clubs where the members share a common interest and pride themselves on maintaining the club in perfect condition, is unlikely to work in population-rich countries where different interest groups are eager to benefit at the expense of someone else. 

I should add that these “Country Club Nordic Societies” are likely to change in the years ahead as immigrants from Eastern Europe and Africa settle there in order to take advantage of the generous social benefits and high educational standards.