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Is Denmark Socialist?

Is Denmark Socialist?

Socialism has actually stopped working throughout the globe– from the Soviet Union and also Eastern Europe to China, Vietnam, North Korea and also, most lately,Venezuela So currently the left referrals nations like Denmark as “evidence” that socialism functions. Otto Brons-Petersen discusses why they’re incorrect: Denmark is equally as capitalist as the UnitedStates Donate today to Prager U! To watch the manuscript, resources, test, and also research study overviews, see GO TO Prager U! GetPrager U perk material free of cost! JoinPrager United to obtain brand-new boodle every quarter, unique very early accessibility to our video clips, and also a yearly To wnHall call with Dennis Prager! JoinPrager U’s message checklist to have these video clips, cost-free product free gifts and also damaging news sent out straight to your phone! Do you go shopping on Amazon? Click and also a portion of every Amazon acquisition will certainly be contributed to Prager U. Same terrific items. Same small cost. Shopping made purposeful. FOLLOW us! Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Prager U gets on Snapchat! SIGN UP WITH Prager COMPEL! ForStudents: JOIN our Educators Network! Script:. I am a resident of Denmark, the Disneyland of socialism, where everyone mores than happy and also healthy and balanced. Forget the Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela and also all those power-mad Marxists that obtained it incorrect. Denmark is the version to comply with. There’s simply one issue. It’s a dream. For it to be real, Denmark would certainly need to be a socialist nation. But it’s not. If it were, it would certainly have gone “Venezuela” a very long time earlier. Sorry to bring all the brand-new followers of socialism the trouble. But that’s the fact. Yes, it holds true that Denmark has high tax obligations and also a high degree of federal government investing– crucial functions of a socialist mindset. But in virtually every various other regard, Denmark is a full-on free enterprise capitalist nation. And it has a few of the toughest defenses of specific residential or commercial property legal rights on the planet. And it’s a specifically very easy area to open up a company. According to the World Bank, there is much less governmental bureaucracy in Denmark than in any kind of various other nation, with the exception of New Zealand and alsoSingapore And the labor market is much less controlled than in many nations. Here’s something you possibly really did not recognize: there are no base pay regulations inDenmark It’s not unexpected after that– or perhaps it is unexpected, provided all the false information around– that Denmark places regularly as one of the top-ranked free enterprise economic situations on the planet by The Fraser Institute in Canada and also The HeritageFoundation So, if Denmark is not a socialist nation, what is it? The solution is quite uncomplicated: it’s a little capitalist nation (concerning the dimension and also populace of Maryland) whose residents pay thousandses in tax obligations for thousandses in advantages. Well, what’s incorrect keeping that? you could ask. Only this: for the federal government to pay such advantages, you require residents to make sufficient cash to pay the essential tax obligations. And that’s just feasible via a free enterprise economic situation. Let me clarify– with some Danish background. Denmark, like its Scandinavian next-door neighbors, Sweden and also Norway, made an exceptional financial recuperation after the Second WorldWar The mix of an extremely efficient labor force and also– obtain this– reduced tax obligations developed a great deal of riches. So like every various other rich well-being state, Denmark prospered prior to it developed the well-being state. Relative to Europe, Denmark’s financial high-water mark remained in the 1950 s; about the United States, it was the very early ’70 s. It was after that, in the late ’60 s and also very early ’70 s, that the nation’s judgment elite came to be busied with riches redistribution. But the cost spent for this social experiment was high and also swift. The growth of public investing caused a serious recession. The public debt escalated. It took years of combination, architectural reforms and also cutting of well-being systems to correct this mess. This is right stuff you never ever become aware of from the “Danish version” group. The sharp tax obligation walkings and also investing likewise stimulated an extensive preferred rebellion and also caused the introduction of the “tax obligation activists” celebration,Fremskridtspartiet Even though the celebration no more exists, the prevalent wish to reduce tax obligations continues to be. For the full manuscript, see
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Paddy Orourke - posted on September 9, 2019 1:28 pm

Thank you for the more informative facts, some of which, I was not quite aware of. Always knew that Denmark was not a Socialist Country. T.G. Leftists in the U.S. are too damn lazy to research FACTS, esp college students. One of them on camera (protester against any form of Capitalism), actually said, when asked what Socialism was, "socialism is being able to converse with all people of the world"! Didn't, almost fall off my chair, actually DID. Good work, Prager U !!!!!!!

Morgan MacdonaldTurpin - posted on September 9, 2019 4:00 pm

Social democracy look it up.

chocobo6400 - posted on September 13, 2019 12:50 pm

This guy talks about how in the U.S social security is paid for by the government,

WRONG it’s paid for by the taxpayer. “returning the right to privatized retirement plans to the citizens” is a fancy way of saying “taking away the benefit that you paid into your whole life”

Social security is MY money that I worked for.

Daus on My feet - posted on September 16, 2019 12:09 am

This is a capitalistic Liberal Propaganda. Denmark isnt a Capitalistic country it is a Social-liberal country. In fact im a dane my self

Sott Media - posted on September 16, 2019 5:08 pm

Whether or not somewhere is 'socialist' is determined by more than just the economic numbers. In Denmark, for example, the state is heavily involved in rearing children from the moment it becomes aware that a woman has conceived. The good side is that the population is generally well-reared. The bad side is that they are particularly vulnerable to propaganda.

Bjarke R Gravlund - posted on September 16, 2019 9:06 pm

Much of this is factually wrong and or misleading.

Jedke Mekt - posted on September 17, 2019 9:15 pm

"Denmark has no minimum wage laws."

That's cause their unions are much stronger than the US, and are able to negotiate for living wages. But that goes against the narrative, so PragerU declines to mention that.

Spencer Graham-Thille - posted on September 18, 2019 6:17 am

I don't think that this is the full story. Europe became rich through Imperialism. I don't know that that has changed.

mirusvet - posted on September 18, 2019 8:06 am

First thing that struck me after moving to Australia from Denmark(nvm the sun), is how much more disposable income Australians have, even for low paying jobs.

[Real-Name] - posted on September 18, 2019 9:21 am

there is minimum wage here tho

The Mystery - posted on September 20, 2019 1:25 am

Denmark is a Social Democracy with a Free Market system, this is what leftists should be aiming to create in a government.

Mehdi Hatami - posted on September 20, 2019 3:53 pm

30% of employment in Denmark is in the public sector. In the public sector who owns the means of production?

HotWax93 - posted on September 20, 2019 10:20 pm

Bernie Sanders cites Denmark as his ideal example of "democratic socialism," yet he also demands a $15 per hour minimum wage. Apparently somebody forgot to tell him that Denmark doesn't have a minimum wage.

Brendan ODonnell - posted on September 20, 2019 10:40 pm

There hasn’t been 1 successful socialist economy

DevHelpSource - posted on September 22, 2019 1:23 am

I like this video, but it does address one very very important topic: Poverty. Yes it's true that Dane's pay a lot of their income in taxes and have less disposable income at the end. Yes it's also true that their systems aren't as good as the private versions. But their poverty rate is 0.05%. US is 3%. When you have a country with 300mm people, that's 9mm people living in poverty vs 1.5mm. The cry of most people wanting to model after Denmark is misguided by thinking it's a utopia, but in actuality, the real benefit is just that the welfare state prevents total poverty at a substantial rate. A country simply would have to agree that it's a trade off they want. Most in the US do not.

Ace Diamonds - posted on September 22, 2019 5:08 pm

so free college and healthcare isnt socialism?

Sum Arbor - posted on September 27, 2019 1:05 pm

What the video doesn't mention. There are a lot of Unions that keep the wages high and working conditions good.

Support your local unions and collectivly bargin when you can.

Also Marks never had a problem with personal property. He didn't like the industrial means of production becuse 1 person couldn't point to one thing he produced in a day of labor. So pay/wages weren't tied to their direct labor. Under what Marx proposed if you grew a tree. Paid for or owned tools, and turned that tree into a stool you own it. And you could sell it in a market. But in order to do all that you need to 100% own means and materials of production.

Levis. H - posted on October 1, 2019 12:26 am

that's such a thick Scandinavian accent.

So Confused - posted on October 1, 2019 8:03 am

Denmark isn't socialist. Neither is Venezuela or china.

Denmark public sector employment: 31.4

Venezuela: 29.0


Also, how is china, economically, a failure? They go around the planet building roads and hospitals for third world countries, as opposed to usa bombing them, so they actually have allies in developing nations. They are world leaders in solar power and are quickly subsuming much of the world production economy.

Also, they're not socialist either.

The only country you could consider socialist is Cuba, but even that isn't socialist, because enterprise is not owned and controlled directly by the community or by the workers, but by the state, making it state capitalist.

Omega 01 - posted on October 1, 2019 8:08 am

Can someone help me and tell me what's going on? What do they do? How do they do it?

Todd Autry - posted on October 2, 2019 11:11 pm

Wow. Fascinating

Juan Juan - posted on October 2, 2019 11:29 pm

Good take on the key aspects of Denmark like healthcare, education etc. but some statistics would be nice to back up some of the arguments like „private healthcare is becoming more popular”

Douglas Piloni - posted on October 3, 2019 3:28 am

Parabéns pelo vídeo.

B uppy - posted on October 5, 2019 3:18 am

But Denmark is having economic difficulties, hence Trump's offer for Greenland. Denmark is well into the socialist scale.

MrRobfullarton - posted on October 6, 2019 1:14 pm

Netherlands, Sweden, Germany (esp northern part), UK, France, spain, all these countries, and Ireland too, are all socialist countries with open borders etc, wealth in their case is akin to a sort of sickness in which liberalism promotes cultural self loathing, and as they are atheistic countries whose religion is about giving everything away, a sort of modern day peliagianism of the modern day or other form of illness. They have put all their meaning and their religious desires into this nonsense. Eastern Europe is stronger and more in tune with reality and has not been bought by the powerful elites that are destroying western civilization, as we speak.

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