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Life in Norway

January 4, 2019

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The New Zealand Greens welcomed the possibility that Norway may ban the sale of petrol driven cars in 2025. From then on Norwegians may be only able to buy an electric car. Source: NZ electric vehicle buyers guide. If this Norwegian policy of banning petrol cars by 2025 was repeated in New Zealand, most New …

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OK, Nordic billionaire population sizes might be small, but plenty more billionaires make their own money in neoliberal USA than in Bernie Sanders’ Utopia Source: Caroline Freund and Sarah Oliver, The Origins of the Superrich: The Billionaire Characteristics Database (2016).

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Mandatory and voluntary private social expenditure makes a big difference to the degree of social insurance in some countries but not others. The calculation of these numbers in purchasing power parity would be much more interesting. Source: OECD Income Distribution database.

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Some welfare states are much more targeted. Australia has the most targeted welfare state in terms of public social benefits paid in cash to the bottom quintile (Q1) of income earners. Source: OECD Income Distribution database.

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https://twitter.com/conradhackett/status/683884984772341760 Here's how Scandinavian countries pay for their spending. @BernieSanders may be surprised: https://t.co/CfDShNMcHB pic.twitter.com/YJnYScjpQz — Tax Foundation (@taxfoundation) December 24, 2015

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Ever wonder how Scandinavian countries pay for their government spending? https://t.co/GSqNeB70oC @kpomerleau pic.twitter.com/SIgU8drlQc — Tax Foundation (@taxfoundation) November 13, 2015

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