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    Russian Advances in Central Eastern Europe

    Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw (Radek) Sikorski was probably being polite when he described, in a conference call on Friday with U.S. policy experts, the U.S. government as “a friend of the Eastern Partnership” initiative, a Polish-Swedish venture within the EU, which covers Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, and the three countries of … More

    Universal School Choice Prevails – For Sweden

    In socialist Sweden, universal school choice allows every parent to choose the best school for their child. The voucher program, which has been in effect since 1992 and was created to tackle the kind of problems plaguing the U.S. educational system, provides families with the opportunity to send their child … More

    Jon Stewart: Socialism is Awesome

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwXj1spgK5A[/youtube] Last night’s agenda on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart was: Socialism is awesome! As more and more Americans worry about the growth of government in their lives here in the U.S., the Daily Show travelled to Sweden to put those worries to rest. They wanted to show us … More

    Europeanization We Can Believe In

    The financial crisis has exposed a trend that has been in the works for some time. Since the fall of communism, some of the more socialist countries have learned lessons from the Soviet collapse: free markets work, and government planning does not. Meanwhile, the capitalist countries have slept through these … More

    If Only We Were More Like Sweden

    “We are the United States of America, we are not Sweden.” U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, March 23, 2009. “The Swedish state is not prepared to own car factories.” Swedish enterprise minister Maud Olofsson, March 22, 2009. “Today, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and National Economic Council (NEC) Director Larry Summers … More

    Obama Should Look to Sweden for Education, Not Banks

    A month ago, Obama explored the notion of nationalizing the banks under the Swedish model. Instead of the Swedish banking model, Obama should look at the school voucher program in Sweden for inspiration. The Pacific Research Institute recently had a video Op-Ed on the New York times Web site explaining … More

    Sweden Lifts Ban on Nuclear Energy

    The AP reports: The Swedish government agreed Thursday to scrap a three-decade ban on building new nuclear reactors, saying it needs to avoid producing more greenhouse gases. Sweden is a leader on renewable energy but is struggling to develop alternative source like hydropower and wind to meet its growing energy … More