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What the world can learn about equality from the Nordic model

  • Rising inequality is one of the biggest social and economic issues of our time.

It is linked to poorer economic growth and fosters social discontent and unrest.

  • Geoffrey M Hodgson
  • The Conversation

So, given that the five Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden – are some of the world’s most equal on a number of measures, it makes sense to look to them for lessons in how to build a more equal society.

Ceme 6fThe Nordic countries are all social-democratic countries with mixed economies.

They are not socialist in the classical sense – they are driven by financial markets rather than by central plans, although the…

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