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Bernie Sanders and AOC support the 'Nordic model,' which features robust health and social-welfare systems - one that Finland's leader calls 'the American Dream'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Sen. Bernie Sanders, a leading 2020 Democratic candidate, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez both support modeling the US after Nordic countries that have robust social and healthcare benefits.
Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin also backs the idea, saying the American Dream "can be achieved best in the Nordic countries" in an interview with The Washington Post.
Marin echoed a new, younger generation of progressive American politicians calling for steeper taxes on the very rich and corporations to make the economy fairer.
Ocasio-Cortez explained why democratic socialism drew strong support...
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Finland's millennial prime minister said Nordic countries do a better job of embodying the American Dream than the US

Finland's millennial prime minister said Nordic countries do a better job of embodying the American Dream than the US

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Sanna Marin, the 34-year-old prime minister of Finland, said her country and other Nordic nations are actually the best equipped to provide citizens with a chance to achieve the American Dream.
"I feel that the American Dream can be achieved best in the Nordic countries, where every child no matter their background or the background of their families can become anything," she told The Washington Post .
The American Dream is, at its most basic level, the idea that everyone should be given the opportunity to reach their life's goals and ambitions.
Marin's comments seemed to suggest a tacit...
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