My lack in Swedish history knowledge

Being abroad, I often find myself in situations where I realize how little I know about Sweden’s history, and what shaped my home country. I also realize how much more people from (most) other countries seem to know about their own and (more importantly) other countries’ history.

But once in a while I find even my most fundamental “knowledge” about Swedish history challenged. The link below is one example of this. I don’t know exactly what to take from this essay, and how biased it actually is, but it is nevertheless intriguing (not to say shocking) that the well-spread truth that socialism led Sweden to wealth, might not be so true after all. Time to review my knowledge about Sweden…

How laissez-faire made Sweden rich

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