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The Sweden economy, from a macroeconomic POV, tends to pass benefits of higher productivity to the worker.  In the US the benefits are passed first to management and then to the stockholders.  

Also don't the industries you mentioned, in Sweden, generally produce for speciality and other niche markets where quality is important?    

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by ATinNM on Thu Mar 29th, 2007 at 08:04:48 PM EST
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