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Again, I’d prefer the exorbitantly free market ethos of Hong Kong to the Nordic disposition. But it is still true that if you want that Scandi life then you’ve got to do it as they do. Very local government and taxation plus a distinctly less economically interventionist government – that’s the only way you’ll still gain the growth which allows all that welfare spending.

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  1. So Much For Subtlety

    More accurately if you want to have a Scandinavian society you need to be Scandinavian.

    The system is nice but it is not that important.

    Denmark is very left wing. So is Seattle. These are nice places to live. Baltimore is not so nice. Nor is Detroit. What is the difference? Not the political structures. Not the politics.

    In fact only one major city in the North-East is still livable:

    The Economist’s Global Liveability Ranking placed Pittsburgh as the first- or second-most livable city in the United States in 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014

    But it won’t be for long. It is now under two thirds White.

  2. The Scandi lifestyle is dying Tim. Or rather committing suicide.

    They can’t afford all the non-working, high consuming imported scum. Who not only have to be fed, housed and have their breeding programme paid for but also have extra expenses like grenades and AK47s.

    No soviets giving ’em away free any more.

  3. Ecks

    Somewhat of a paradox that the last bastion of Western European civilisation as we once understood it might be Russia, altho they have their own major problems with immigration

  4. @so much for subtlety.

    Miami is 1white out of 10, with Spanish as the language of the locals.

    Its a bit weird hearing announcements at MIA only in spanish.

  5. “I’d prefer the exorbitantly free market ethos of Hong Kong to the Nordic disposition.”

    ‘Exuberantly’, rather than “exorbitantly”?

  6. Danes are pretty right wing from what I can see, having worked a bit in Denmark. It is hard to couple the actions of governments with the beliefs of citizens sometimes..

  7. When I lived in HK in the early 1990s my apartment cost £95,000 and was worth £120,000 no £150,000 no £125,000 no £85,000 bugger.

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