We Can’t Replicate Scandinavian Success and Here’s Why

“assorted-color buildings near red boat docked on port during daytime” by Maksym Potapenko on Unsplash

In the years since the onset of the 2016 campaign season, the American Left has become perfectly captivated by the dreamy narrative of democratic socialism. Hailed as pleasant and peaceful and suspiciously cooperative (which I’ll explain in a moment), it is juxtaposed with American capitalism with its supposedly “exploitive,” tasteless impulses. The Scandinavian nations with their seemingly…