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As it happens, I do think it can be oversimplistic to suggest that Sweden's model can be transferred to France or Germany (or elsewhere) without adjustments to take account of differing conditions (e.g. population size, cultural history, etc.).

Of course, the problem is that many of the people who would agree with me on this point would agree with my next one:

By the same logic, extreme caution must be exercised in attempting to apply the US model to any other economy. After all, which other country contains the same size of both population and geography. (Don't even get me started on the history angle.)

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Sun Nov 27th, 2005 at 11:42:44 AM EST

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