Saturday, January 12, 2019


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See the second Wall Street Journal article, below.

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How Sweden Overcame Socialism
See the first Wall Street Journal article, below.

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"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – which you can never afford to
Lose – with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever
they might be."
           - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)
FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (without permission)  see link for full story access

How Sweden Overcame Socialism

It’s a model for the U.S., but the lesson isn’t what Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks it is.

Jan. 9, 2019 7:06 p.m. ET
Currency notes from Sweden's central bank.
Currency notes from Sweden's central bank.
 Photo: Johan Jeppsson / Ibl Bildbyr/Zuma Press
Nearly half of millennials say they prefer socialism to capitalism, but what do they mean? “My policies most closely resemble what we see in the U.K., in Norway, in Finland, in Sweden,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told “60 Minutes.” Yet Sweden’s experiment with socialist policies was disastrous, and its economic success in recent decades is a result of market-based reforms.

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