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Debunking the Nordic Socialism Myth

March 3, 2021

Justin Haskins and Donald Kendal debunk the claim that Nordic countries are examples of socialism working.

Whenever socialism has been tried, it has failed, and often spectacularly so. When faced with this historical argument, socialists often point to Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and other Nordic countries as their alleged proof that socialism can work. But the truth is, these nations are not "socialist" and they aren't the utopias so many on the Left claim they are. In fact, in some respects, the citizens of these nations are freer than Americans are.

Stopping Socialism’s Justin Haskins and Donald Kendal explain in their latest episode on Stopping Socialism.

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Justin Haskins is the Editorial Director and a Research Fellow at The Heartland Institute. @JustinTHaskins
Donald Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute, a research fellow for Heartland's "Stopping Socialism" project, and the host of Heartland's In the Tank Podcast and Stopping Socialism TV. @InTheTankPod