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IKEAmerica: Should the U.S. Really Be More Like Sweden? A Q&A With Economist Tino Sanandaji

November 30, 2015

By James Pethokoukis

Many “progressive” Democrats, including Hillary Clinton rival Bernie Sanders, argue America should model itself on Scandinavia and its egalitarian social democracies. As Sanders told ABC News, “I think we should look to countries like Denmark, like Sweden and Norway, and learn from what they have accomplished for their working people.”

But is IKEAmerica really possible or even desirable? To find out about whether the U.S. should be Swedenizing — as well as the latest about that country’s immigration crisis — I chat with Tino Sanandaji, a Stockholm-based economist and author who received his graduate degree in public policy from the University of Chicago. He occasionally writes for National Review on immigration, education, and entrepreneurship.

Sanandaji is also the author of several books, including Institutional Entrepreneurship with Magnus Hendrekson, and SuperEntrepreneurs – And How Your Country Can Get Them, co-authored with his brother Nima. He also has a blog.

Read the full article at the American Enterprise Institute: IKEAmerica: Should the US really be more like Sweden? A Q&A with economist Tino Sanandaji

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