Why did Sweden and Norway Break Up?

James Heckman: Inequality in Denmark vs USA

#OTD 1943 Danish resistence to the Holocaust

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@Bryan_Caplan at his absolute best

From https://www.econlib.org/archives/2009/08/denmark_and_swe_1.html

Why are French jobs so miserable and dangerous?

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Data extracted on 08 Mar 2017 01:49 UTC (GMT) from OECD.Stat

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Why no progress on the gender wage gap in @SenSanders’ favourite countries

gender gaps across the OECD

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College and post-graduate wage premium in the English speaking countries, France, S. Korea, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden

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Source: Education at a Glance 2015, section 6.

Waiting for the permits to come in: business start-up fees and lost output waiting in Europe and North America

Expediting the processing of permits can actually make quite a difference to firm start-up costs even in countries with few barriers to starting up a business.

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Source: Markus Poschke (2011) Entry regulation: Still costly | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal.

Note: The value of time is set to a business day’s output per day of waiting time at 22 business days per month.

Actual and synthetic real per capita GDP and real per worker GDP in the 1973 EU enlargement

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Source: How rich nations benefit from EU membership | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal.

@BernieSanders nothing is free in Denmark

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Source: Brutal Meme Reveals Truth About European Socialist Countries? : snopes.com.

The cost of starting a business in Europe and North America

These measures including the full cost of starting a business. Not only are official fees included, the opportunity cost of the waiting times for various permits are issued are added as well.

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Source: Markus Poschke, Entry regulation: Still costly | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal (2011).

Note: The value of time is set to a business day’s output per day of waiting time at 22 business days per month.

 

@BernieSanders @GrantRobertson1 why does anyone bother to work in #Denmark?

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% employees working more than 50 hours per week in the USA, UK, Japan, France, Germany, Canada, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and Sweden

Them Continentals certainly are a bit work-shy especially the Nordics. All of them are pretty much afraid to put in a long week. Then again they do face rather high taxes on labour so what would you expect? The Japanese are still working themselves to death.

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Data extracted on 09 Mar 2016 22:25 UTC (GMT) from OECD.Stat – OECD Better Life Index 2015.

Effective marginal tax rates on single and dual earner families in the USA, Britain, France, Germany, Canada, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand

Some countries including New Zealand and Australia do not give ordinary families much of an incentive to earn more. Effective marginal tax rates on low income families is one of the few times that the Left discovers supply-side economics.

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Source: Taxing Wages 2015 – OECD 2015.

Income tax plus employee Social Security contributions less tax benefits by family structure in the US, Britain, Canada, Germany, Italy, Denmark, France, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand

Those sensitive and caring northern European welfare states do tax families rather heavily even after accounting for family cash benefits.

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Source: Taxing Wages 2015 – OECD 2015.

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