Does the example of Sweden prove the wisdom of an extensive welfare state? Before deciding, read the following:

The Surprising Ingredients of Swedish Success: Free Markets and Social Cohesion
Booming Sweden’s Free-Market Solution
The Scandinavian Welfare Myth Revisited
How Laissez-Faire Made Sweden Rich
The Sweden Myth
The Truth About SwedenCare
Stagnating Socialist Sweden

Finally, Professor Per Bylund of Baylor University has a good chapter on the Swedish welfare state in my book Back on the Road to Serfdom.

I talked to Per on this episode of the Tom Woods Show. (Subscribe on iTunes!)

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