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Skepticism of the scandinavian model
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Skepticism of the scandinavian model

You know I used to consider myself a typical Roosevelt democrat right when I first started to get into politics. I would often revere Michel Moore and his documentary films for on social justice, peace, equality, socialized healthcare and things like that, at first I was kind of praising about the Scandinavian model with it's top standardized test scores, revered education system, because it's most lax by educators and it's well funded and there's good quality free lunch, kindergarten and shorter school hours as well as a 3 month summer vacation. Low crime rate, statistically one of the happiest countries in the world. But heres the thing there's also some statistics that contradict the information about the Scandinavian model, with in the PISA test on the happiness of students, and Finland and Korea ranked as one of the lowest in terms of happiness. South Korea a school system that literally drives you to apathy, dullness, suicide with it's constant daily 15 hour study period for high schoolers, parents literally spending a big chunk of their income on private cram schools, tutors, lectures to the point of poverty in other areas, for the sake and purpose of reaching financial success and material gain like the typical lawyer, doctors, high corporate position, and not only they have to deal with schooling, but boys have to deal with compulsory mandatory military service for 21 months where the higher ups have no concern for your well bring and only want you to become subordinate and perform of what you are told of. Now I've told you about the amazing well funded schools mostly, and the highly trained teachers who are revered like lawyers and doctors as it takes many years of study and practice, a national broad curriculum where the the teachers are given competency and respect to make the curriculum for themselves, a low student to teacher ratio. But Finland kids ain't happy according to PISA alongside with south Korea. and from a 2005 selected countries on homicide and suicide per 100,000. Finland has a staggering 15 per 100,000 suicide rate, which is surprising for a small country. Also in that statistic there's insane amount of homicide 28 per 100,000, that being mexico but that is for another topic and something I have to research for myself.
So If I look back when I was for a mixed economy, increased taxation for rich in order to gain a equality level, better funded school, a well rounded curriculum, shorter hours, shorter work hours, higher minimum wage, welfare. These all put a bandage and relief onto the system, but no finding and identifying the problem itself. Least worst country.

Quote:In the US, pundants like Piers Morgan like to use our high murder rate as an indicator of the ills of American society: loose gun laws are to blame, they say, along with the lack of social welfare safety net, a lack of support for the arts, and a lack of education and civility in general. Japan, Canada, and Scandinavia are presented as near idyls, in these regards. When murder is considered to include suicide though, the murder-rate difference disappears. Add to this, that violent crime rates are higher in Europe, Canada, and the UK, suggesting that clean streets and education do not deter crime.

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RE: Skepticism of the scandinavian model

I heard scandinavians were more prone to suicide. Something about boredom in life or something.

From what Ive read, its not the guns that cause homicides, but alcohol (in Finland). Considering the fact drunk people tend to be more vulnerable to committing criminal acts...

IMO suicide should not be considered as homicide. Why? Because there is a very big difference between killing yourself, and killing others. While a bit cold, suicide means you chose to die. Those who get murdered made no such choice.

As for the blog, I like that concept of proxy suicide. Going out with a bang. Interesting outlook with that.

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