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Intellections Discussion

What Democratic Socialism Does to Economic Prosperity
Can democratic socialism ever function properly?


Denmark is a fine example of democratic socialism.

Denmark is a free market system with a large welfare state. Their own prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said this in 2015:
“I know that some people in the US associate the Nordic model with some sort of socialism. Therefore I would like to make one thing clear. Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy. The Nordic model is an expanded welfare state which provides a high level of security for its citizens, but it is also a successful market economy with much freedom to pursue your dreams and live your life as you wish.”

Agree, when touting the nordic countries succes the socialist always omit the fact that these are free market economies