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Debunking the Scandinavian Socialism Myth

December 19, 2019

Media Specialist Billy Aouste discusses Editor Chris Talgo's latest publication, "Debunking the Scandinavian Socialism Myth: An Evaluation of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden."

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are two prominent US politicians who describe themselves as democratic socialists. They love to tout the wonders of their ideology, but when pressured with evidence of how abhorrent the living conditions in socialist countries like Venezuela is, they point to countries like Sweden as 'real' socialist countries.

So are Scandinavian countries truly socialist? Evidence points to no. Media specialist Billy Aouste discusses the latest publication by The Heartland Institute, "Debunking the Scandinavian Socialism Myth: An Evaluation of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden." Author and Heartland editor Chris Talgo discusses the history of how the countries evolved their socialist programs from the end of World War II into a free market one near the turn of the century. Instead of wandering down the dark path these countries pulled themselves out of, the US should continue the course and not fall to the siren call of socialism.

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Billy Aouste is the new media specialist for The Heartland Institute.
baouste@heartland.org @HeartlandInst
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Chris Talgo is editor & research fellow with The Heartland Institute