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Check Out the Successful Danish Model

Danish fashion (not economic) model Freja Beha, in Gucci
Photograph by Venturelli/WireImage
No, people, not that kind of successful Danish model. I’m talking about the economic model that has given Denmark lower unemployment than the U.S., less inequality, more social mobility, lower budget deficits, more opportunities for women, a bigger share of working people, and a happier population.

Today Nick Haekkerup, Denmark’s minister for trade and European affairs, spoke at the New School for Public Engagement about why, in his view, Denmark can thrive with a combination of high taxes, generous social services, and an efficient public sector.