Sweden also has some of the happiest people in the world. There are enough figures to paint whatever picture you want.
"There is no way America is going to go for a paralyzed, uninnovative
economy with stagnating productivity and low employment," said Phelps,
a staunch defender of the U.S. free-market model.
Fellow Nobel laureate in economics Joseph Stieglitz argued in
reply that the Nordic countries performed much better than the United
States in all social indicators, even in social economic mobility"
to a study involving eleven European countries, more rapes (as
percentage of the population) are reported to the police in Sweden than
in any of the other countries in the study."
believe that the high number of reported rapes are not necessarily only
because more rapes are actually committed in Sweden. Lotti Helström,
chief doctor on an emergency clinic for rape victims in Stockholm says
to the public service radio that it might be that more women in Sweden
report when they have been raped. Sweden also has a stricter definition
of rape than many other countries."