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Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State Andreas Bergh

Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State

Andreas Bergh

Published September 2nd 2014
ISBN : 9781322025186
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168 pages
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This book tackles a number of controversial questions regarding Swedens economic and political development: How did Sweden become rich? How did Sweden become egalitarian? Why has Sweden since the early 1990s grown faster than the US and mostMoreThis book tackles a number of controversial questions regarding Swedens economic and political development: How did Sweden become rich? How did Sweden become egalitarian? Why has Sweden since the early 1990s grown faster than the US and most EU-countries despite its high taxes and generous welfare state? The author uses new research on institutions and economic reforms to explain the rise, the fall and the recent revival of the Swedish welfare state. The central argument is that a generous welfare state like Swedens can work well, provided that it is built on well-functioning capitalist institutions and economic openess.