Fri Dec 30th, 2005 at 12:08:20 PM EST
The Berlin-based think tank berlinpolis recently released a study on European economic models and social justice. You can download the study in either German or English HERE.
The authors identified three dominant economic models in Europe: the continental model, the Anglo-Saxon/liberal model, and the Scandinavian model.
They then sifted through statistics pertaining to key social and economic categories: poverty, access to education, employment and family policy.
The Scandinavian model turns out to be the most just and the most successful. The Scandinavian countries provide high-quality universal services for all families and needy individuals, and scored higher in all fields than the EU average.
Question to this group: How transferable is the Scandinavian model to other EU countries? Why is the Anglo-Saxon liberal model always held up to be the most competetive and sustainable model?