Ok, I admit it. I tune in Rush Limbaugh every once in a while in my car. I do it primarily to see if the conservatives are at all waking up to what's going on and are getting their act together. Its always frustrating.
Recently I heard Rush (if memory serves) claim that Socialism has always been a complete failure, just look at the Soviet Union, Cuba and Greece. Its frustrating because the guy doesn't even attempt to be honest, consider the all facts or be fair. He just wants to slam the Democrats in general and Obama in particular. Its frustrating because I used to consider myself to be a conservative and I would hate to be associated with this kind dishonesty.
Anyway, here's the challenge: How about the Nordic socialist countries? How are they such a failure. Their banks are not insolvent, they seem to have retirement systems that can work, they have socialized health care that their people don't hate.
This article claims that they are about the happiest people on earth: "The five happiest countries in the world -- Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands -- are all clustered in the same region, and all enjoy high levels of prosperity."
So, ... explain to me how the Nordic version of socialism is such a failure?
I'd sincerely like to know.