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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Why Denmark isn't the utopian fantasy Bernie Sanders describes - Washington Post

Why Denmark isn't the utopian fantasy Bernie Sanders describes - Washington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
Scandinavia is less perfect, and a lot weirder, than you’d imagine
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Paul Krugman has Bernie’s back: “Hard to imagine a better refutation of anti-tax, anti-government economic doctrine”

Paul Krugman has Bernie’s back: “Hard to imagine a better refutation of anti-tax, anti-government economic doctrine” | real utopias | Scoop.it
Conservatives get it wrong: Denmark has amazing benefits, high tax rates and a thriving economy, says Krugman
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9 questions about Denmark, Bernie Sanders's favorite socialist utopia - Vox

9 questions about Denmark, Bernie Sanders's favorite socialist utopia - Vox | real utopias | Scoop.it
High taxes power this small, rich, happy, and equal country's success.
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A Big Safety Net and Strong Job Market Can Coexist. Just Ask Scandinavia.

A Big Safety Net and Strong Job Market Can Coexist. Just Ask Scandinavia. | real utopias | Scoop.it
Sweden, Denmark and Norway may have a lesson for the United States. Their welfare benefits make it easier for people to work.
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Denmark's robotic helpers transform care for older people

Denmark's robotic helpers transform care for older people | real utopias | Scoop.it
Despite a cleansing innovation, concerns remain over 'welfare modernisation strategy' which uses technology to cut budget
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Denmark defies austerity and debt to remain happiest nation - DAWN.COM

Denmark defies austerity and debt to remain happiest nation - DAWN.COM | real utopias | Scoop.it

They are the most indebted people in the world, live through long, dark winters and have a shorter life expectancy than several Mediterranean countries.

Yet for the past four decades, the Danes have consistently rated themselves as the happiest people on earth.

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De-Kochification: The Kochs Are Creating a Generation of 'Socialists' - Huffington Post

De-Kochification: The Kochs Are Creating a Generation of 'Socialists' - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it

Denmark's democratic socialism does not seem all that bad to millennials. The Danes are often at the top of the world's happiest people. That is a much more achievable goal, and more consistent with the life choices millennials want to make, than to become an Ayn Rand hero. When their children ask them, "and what was it all for?", they will be able to say, "happiness."

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation