Thursday, May 23, 2013
What can we learn from Denmark?
Thanks to Senator Sanders for linking me to this article on Denmark, and how the US can learn from them. No one there is allowed to be poor. No one. All are entitled to free health care, free college, subsidized child care and much more. Compare with the US where 46 million live in poverty, female life expectancy is declining and 45,000 die each year due to not having access to healthcare. Yes, Denmark has the highest taxes in the world, but they've decided that having a society rated as one of the world's happiest is worth the investment. And not surprisingly, they are far more democratic than the US too. See the article for the details and much more. I say we have a lot to learn here.