The Nordic countries seem to violate what the economics profession views as necessary requirements for an economy to prosper. They have too small wage differences, too high taxes, too large public sectors, too generous welfare states, and too strong unions. Despite of these violations, they have for decades been doing extremely well. What most economists see as a recipe for serious economic trouble seems, in the Nordic countries, to be consistent with high growth, low unemployment, low inequality, and a fairly efficient allocation of resources. How come?
Has economics got it wrong? Or, is it rather a question about timing and luck? If the Nordic success stories are just luck, the renewed interest for the "Scandinavian model" in Europe and elsewhere is misguided. If economics has got it wrong, it is important to know how and why.
Um dia vou estudar esses países. Nesse exato momento, estou me informando acerca do sistema educacional sueco.