DENMARK: Anti-Welfare Revolution

Scandinavia for years has been the model for democratic socialism, with cradle-to-grave welfare systems that assure everybody of life's essentials. The price, of course, has been enormous bureaucracies, staggering tax rates and an inevitable loss of individual initiative. For some Scandinavians, the socialist dream has turned into a nightmare. Last September, voters in Sweden (pop. 8,132,000) nearly threw out their socialist government after 41 years in power, and elections in Norway (pop. 3,930,000) diminished a longtime socialist majority. Last week tiny Denmark (pop. 4,963,000) was on the verge of political crisis...

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