U.S. Can't Import the Scandinavian Model

The enviable growth there is driven by the American economy.

What's Norway's secret? Oh, right.

Photographer: Kristian Helgesen/Bloomberg

Ah, Scandinavia, Nordic paradise. Nowhere else seems to so easily combine a very progressive welfare state with high levels of growth. It's no surprise, then, that it is the darling of international indices of everything from happiness to prosperity.

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