Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thoughts After the Presentations

Before I took this class, I knew that Scandinavia had high taxes and a lot of government programs. I was a little skeptical of this and I thought the people of Scandinavia would be dissatisfied by it. But through this class and the presentations, I can see that Scandinavia actually has a pretty good system. I am most impressed by the high quality of life and high happiness ratings. It seems to me that even though Scandinavian countries have high taxes, the people are happy because the governments use the taxes in ways that benefit their citizens. Their healthcare system seems to work and the government has programs that directly help out the citizens instead of giving money to the military and big corporations. I am most impressed by the way they try to look into the future by making education a top priority for students.

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