Dr. Nima Sanandaji is the president of the ECEPR. He has written more than a hundred policy papers on subjects ranging from integration and womens career progress to the changing geography of successful enterprise and the future of jobs. He is the author of the new book Debunking Utopia, Exposing the Myth of Nordic Socialism.
[2:00] Why the left might want to rethink pointing to the Nordic countries as examples of socialism
[7:50] How much bringing the free market to Nordic countries in the late 19th century changed them, and when the shift to the welfare state began
[11:30] Comparing the Nordic people to Nordic Americans to see who has it better
[15:10] How Nordic countries achieved what they needed BEFORE they became welfare states
[20:20] Who Nima’s desired audience is, and why
[23:15] Who really lost when the welfare state expanded