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I was going to bring up Finland as well, as an example of how one wildly successful company in a small country can boost all sorts of statistics.

No bonus points for guessing the name of that company, but it does not a social model on its own. In the early 90s, I remember reading how Finland was paying for its intermediate model between the West's capitalism and Soviet "socialism" that it had supposedly copid for a good part - and the loss of trade with Russia in the chaos of the early 90s did have a huge negative impact on the country - again a example of how a single factor can impact a small economy.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Nov 27th, 2005 at 04:40:25 AM EST
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