Why are the Nordic countries doing this? The obvious answer is
that they have reached the limits of big government. “The welfare
state we have is excellent in most ways,” says Gunnar Viby Mogensen,
a Danish historian. “We only have this little problem. We can’t
afford it.” The economic storms that shook all the Nordic countries
in the early 1990s provided a foretaste of what would happen if they
failed to get their affairs in order.
Via Hacker News,
lights | The Economist
You know … if the Nordic countries are saying they've reached peak
government, do you think we might actually have reached peak government?
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