[Marxism] Sweden riots expose ugly side of 'Nordic model'

Waldo Mermelstein wmermels at gmail.com
Mon May 27 09:35:03 MDT 2013


Thanks Daniel! Very useful!


On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 12:11 PM, Daniel Lindvall <
daniel.lindvall at filmint.nu> wrote:

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> More on Swedish neoliberalism:
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> "Around 77,000 young people have fallen outside the system, being neither
> in work or education, show new figures from the Employment Service. This is
> the first time this group of 16-29 year olds has been looked at in Sweden.
> In some countries it is known as NEET (not in education employment or
> training)." :
> http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=2054&artikel=5528278
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> "“Since 1995, the number of students who haven’t achieved the most
> elementary levels of knowledge and tripled while at the same time the
> number of students who perform at the most advanced levels have dropped by
> a similar amount,” said Sweden’s education agency." :
> http://www.thelocal.se/16238/20081210/
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> "Sweden has had a quicker liberalisation than any other advanced economy
> in the world, in terms of privatisation and deregulation, according to
> conservative American think tank The Heritage Foundation. … The Swedish
> school system is also one of the world's most liberal. Only Chile's school
> system is at a similar level. What's completely unique is that the Swedish
> government doesn't care who owns the school." :
> http://www.thelocal.se/39864/20120324/
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> 27 maj 2013 kl. 16:21 skrev Daniel Lindvall:
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> > Here are a few sources in English. I'll see if I can find more and
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> > "Sweden still belongs to the group of nine most equal OECD countries,
> despite a rapid surge of income inequality since the early 1990s. The
> growth in inequality between 1985 and the late 2000s was the largest among
> all OECD countries, increasing by one third.":
> http://www.oecd.org/sweden/49564868.pdf
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> > "In 2005, Sweden had the second most generous unemployment insurance
> scheme in the world, but according to a new report the income replacement
> benefits for out of work Swedes ranks below the OECD average.
> > And for the first time since 1952, the duration of Sweden's sickness
> insurance benefits, 52 weeks, is below the OECD average. … When
> unemployment, sickness and work-related injury benefits are added up, the
> maximum level of compensation in 2010 was only half the relative level
> available in 1975." : http://www.thelocal.se/40946/20120521/
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> > "The numbers of Swedes out of work who receive no social welfare
> benefits has increased by 40 percent in the last year, reports Swedish
> Radio." :
> http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=2054&artikel=5418792
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> > 27 maj 2013 kl. 15:58 skrev Waldo Mermelstein:
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> >> Daniel, your points are very interesting, do you have any source in
> English
> >> to spread them in the web?
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