The Myth of Scandinavian Socialism

Many leftists often point to the "superiority" of Scandinavian "socialism."
Leftists often use Denmark and Sweden as their examples, since they are the most
successful Scandinavian nations.First of all, most leftists will use the USA as the measure of laissez faire
capitalism. We all know that this is completely false, so I won't go into detail
refuting this casuistry here but I'd like to point several things out: Hong
Kong, Singapore, Ireland, and Australia were all rated as "more free," according
to the Heritage Index
of Economic Freedom. It would probably be better to compare these
Scandinavian nations to Hong Kong or Ireland than to the United states.Furthermore, Scandinavian nations are not nearly as socialist as leftists claim
they are. Although the United States ranks higher than these nations on the
Index of Economic Freedom, Scandinavian nations are more free in several
decisive areas. Denmark has greater business freedom, monetary freedom,
investment freedom, financial freedom, freedom from corruption, and labor
freedom while having comparable property rights and trade freedom scores to the
U.S. Sweden has greater business freedom and freedom from
corruption, while having comparable trade freedom, monetary freedom, property
rights enforcement, investment freedom, and financial freedom to the United
States. Finland has greater business freedom, monetary freedom, and
freedom from corruption than the United States, while having comparable property
right enforcement, financial freedom, and trade freedom. Norway, the least successful Scandinavian nation, has greater
freedom from corruption than the United States while having comparable business
freedom, trade freedom, and property right enforcement. Iceland has greater business freedom, fiscal freedom, and
freedom from corruption, while having comparable trade freedom and property
right enforcement. In many ways, Scandinavian countries are more "laissez faire"
than the United States.