Monday, September 28, 2009

American and British Dreams and Scandic Reality

2.5 years ago, on May 3, 2007, I was asking:

Has a "British Dream" replaced the "American Dream"?


The Sunday Times had published a Rich List 2007, in which four of Britain's top five richest people were not born in the UK!

Has the UK replaced the US as the "land of opportunities", I was wondering, in May 2007.

Now, September 2009, one can still ask the question. But as far as the post-crisis economics are concerned, right?

American Dream and Scandic Reality?

Business/entrepreneurship is the most suppressed form of personal expression in the world today I was proposing back in Match 13, 2007!

A society where a child, irrespective of his/her or his/her parents background can realistically dream of starting and surviving a business (even very small) is not only economically, but also socially "libertarian"-liberal-free one!

In view of 2007 world rankings of economies and countries, one could speak of an "American Dream" but also of a "Danish, Swedish and Finnish Reality" (since those countries rank in top spots in competitiveness and other rankings, way above the USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan, China, India, etc).

Recent ranking by the Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum show that the Scandic reality is alive and kicking even in these economic crisis days.

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