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LTC Stephen F.
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Thank you my friend LTC (Join to see) for posting the video by Henrik Jönsson 'The Truth about Swedish Socialism. Henrik presents generally cogent reasoning

How Sweden Balances High Taxes And Growth
Taxes are a big political issue the United States. Progressive Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have proposed higher taxes on wealthy Americans to help fund generous state welfare programs. Sweden, and other Nordic countries, are often now used as successful examples of nations that collect high taxes without hurting employment or their economies. Here’s a look at how Sweden pulls it off.
The April 15 deadline for federal tax returns is fast approaching. At the same time, taxing the wealthy is becoming a big political issue in the leadup to the 2020 presidential election.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., proposed a 70 percent marginal tax rate on wealthy Americans as part of her co-sponsored Green New Deal in February. Since then, wealth inequality and taxes have become a common platform among Democratic presidential hopefuls.
That 70% sounds like a big number, but there’s another country where some workers are paying similar taxes. Sweden.
“The short version of the story is that Sweden and other Nordic countries ... have high taxes and they have fairly good economic performance,” Torben Andersen, a professor in the Department of Economics and Business Economics at Aarhus University in Denmark, told CNBC. “And the simple explanation is that you cannot judge the effect of taxes without knowing what they are financing.”
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LTC Stephen F.
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American Capitalism vs. Swedish Socialism?
Learn the differences between American Capitalism and Swedish Socialism. Sweden's economic and political model is often misunderstood, especially by Americans not familiar with social democracy. In this video, we present an unbiased comparison between American's economic model and Sweden's economic model, and let you decide for yourself which system you think is superior.
There is a reason why Sweden ranks highest in the world in terms of happiness (according to the world happiness report), along with other countries that embrace a Nordic way of life."
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Thank you for a good video. It appears the thousand pound gorilla in the room is mostly the value added tax and not only their income tax.
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LTC Stephen F. - Interesting video. They don’t mention how establishing the Swedish principles over a much vaster area would affect their model. They also don’t mention the value added tax. For my taste they make too many generalizations about their society that can’t be transferred to another without looking at it much closer, where I fear their assumptions would fall apart. MHO. Thanks for another interesting video.
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Capt Gregory Prickett
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First, Jönsson isn't a small business owner, he's a Swede who went to Britain in 2002 and made a fortune by working in the CGI industry (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter; Planet of the Apes: Evolution; and others). He returned to his own country, and started campaigning against taxes used to promote their form of socialism.

Try some actual studies, instead of antidotal videos. Here's one to start with: https://economics.mit.edu/files/5726
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“This article is short on specific advice, partly because decisions are complicated and require more detailed analysis and partly because they involve value judgments.” I must say after 154 pages of evaluation the authors are truthful. Thanks for some interesting conservation, comparisons, and concepts. At the end of the day, it all depends on the value judgements a society makes as your study says. Interesting.
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I could listen to a Libertarian or my family. They are happy with their system, so I will just go with that.
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This Swedish Dude is an entrepreneur. Gives a good history lesson. Remember come other Rolling Stones and others just jumped on their jets and went to where there was lower tax. Even The Beatles sang the song tax man....
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