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World's leading centre of thinking the unthinkable

Is it really?

Essingen
post 6.Feb.2013, 09:18 AM
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"Thirty years ago Margaret Thatcher turned Britain into the world's leading centre of "thinking the unthinkable". Today that distinction has passed to Sweden. The streets of Stockholm are awash with the blood of sacred cows. The think-tanks are brimful of new ideas. The erstwhile champion of the "third way" is now pursuing a far more interesting brand of politics."

So...there we have it...as stated in the current edition of the Economist.

But is it true?
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entry
post 6.Feb.2013, 12:50 PM
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QUOTE (Essingen @ 6.Feb.2013, 09:18 AM) *
is it true?

Yes Essingen, I think it is true and I do not particularly care for it. Slipping a cigarette paper between the political platforms of the various parties is a task and a half in this county, the UK and in the USA.
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cogito
post 6.Feb.2013, 01:03 PM
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Essingen,

I think this article already has a thread and discussion going: see "New swedish model."
http://www.thelocal.se/discuss/index.php?s...l=#.URJGBegZxuk
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oddsock
post 6.Feb.2013, 08:18 PM
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Two things Ireland does show beyond a doubt. First, small countries on the fringe of rich trading areas can prosper mightily. The curse of the periphery is a myth. Second, “globalisation”, taken at the flood, is the fastest course to wealth. What is most striking about Ireland's new economy is how tightly it is linked to Europe and the world. If any country lends substance to the cliché that the global economy is an opportunity not a threat, it is Ireland.

- The Economist, May 15, 1997
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