- Most sports (generally excluding winter sports) not that the Brits are good at sports, just better than Sweden. If the situation in England is concerning, that in Sweden is more so: without valid measures w… It’s adorable for most people. However, if American healthcare was indeed better than Britain’s National Health Service, then the number of deaths from cancers should be fewer in the US than in England and Wales. Cringe if you want but Eurovision here is a big deal (and so is their pre-run up festival called Melodifestivalen where they pick the Swedish entry). Jonathan Miltimore is the Managing Editor of FEE.org. Britain is only slightly tougher, but definitely not tough enough on criminals. Erm, because it snows more there? It is impossible to prove – to know – learning is taking place without reliable, valid assessments. It’s a nation heavily dependent on exports, and a decrease in global demand was going to lead to economic fallout regardless of what Swedish leaders did. Pictures: Getty. Public gatherings of more than 50 are banned, but restaurants, bars, shops and even gyms are open. The Anglo-American rivalry runs deep, especially since that period 1775-1783 - but lets not talk about that. Despite its policies of encouraging social distancing mostly through voluntary action, projections still showed the nation’s GDP was expected to decline 7-10 percent in 2020. Britain really is poorer than even the poorest of the US States, yes, including even Mississippi. ... PPP adjusted) as the bottom 10% in either Sweden or … Yes, it sucks that the opening hours are short, but you get used to it. Working in Sweden gives you a boat load of holidays. Sweden is piling up coronavirus cases more slowly than Britain - without the need for an economically crippling lockdown. 40 Reasons why the US is Better than Britain (humor) Posted on 12/06/2004 10:17:09 AM PST by notfornothing. Here’s why 2018’s Britain is still one of the greatest countries in the whole darn world. April 13, 2012 By Jonathan. Some people hate it since it: But I really like it. The question was how much would its economy be harmed. Bylines: Newsweek, The Washington Times, MSN.com, The Washington Examiner, The Daily Caller, The Federalist, the Epoch Times. Network news is ok, but generally focuses on celebrity or partisan bickering, rather than actual issues. True, but Sweden has so much to offer during the winter and nature makes winter fresh and beautiful. Preliminary data for the EU’s second quarter are telling a different story, the BBC recently observed. We have written about tax in Sweden before. Some people think this is good but others (especially non-Swedes here) think this limits creative and drive to be the very vest. New York, on the other hand, was not, despite widespread closures and strict enforcement of social distancing policies. SL, the transport network on Stockholm, is so good and widespread, that you don’t need a car of your own. If flattening the curve was the primary goal of policymakers, Sweden was a success. Source: CIA World Factbook. His writing/reporting has been the subject of articles in TIME magazine, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, Fox News, and the Star Tribune. While modelers predicted 96,000 Swedes would die by July as a result of its policy, as of mid-August the figure stands at less than 5,800, a higher per capita total than neighbors such as Finland, Norway, and Denmark but superior to Belgium, Italy, and others. There are a few tools to help understand how much you will pay in tax and where the moment goes, but overall, most people are ok with the tax scheme. Taking this small pause or inviting someone to do so is a great way to socialise. A 1.5 percent annual decline is far more optimistic than what analysts predicted months ago and better than what most analysts today believe, but Sweden’s economy has been outperforming expectations since its strategy was announced. (Alternative title; why finishing schools are better than Finnish schools.) Coming from the UK, we have such a conservative rule on swearing on TV and radio before 9pm. Upvote. Network news is ok, but generally focuses on celebrity or partisan bickering, rather than actual issues. Archived. Modern day Denmark is currently smack down in the middle. Plus, with so much migration to Sweden over the past 50 years, Sweden has a great food culture from Europe, the Mediterranean, Asian, and the Middle East. That is a debate for the virologists, however. If flattening the curve was the primary goal of policymakers, Sweden was a success. Two quarters of data have emerged now, and it’s clear that Sweden’s “lighter touch” policies have resulted in far less economic damage than its European counterparts. Stressing less, spending quality time with friends and family, and developing personal skills are important values here and help make this such a vibrant community. A few months ago, the entrepreneur Elon Musk pointed out a basic lockdown reality. “If you don’t make stuff, there’s no stuff,” the Tesla founder told Joe Rogan. In contrast to other European nations, Sweden’s economy actually grew slightly in the first quarter; and while second quarter results are less positive, they also nevertheless show that Sweden is an economic outlier. Plus, if you are planning on having children here,  parents here get 480 days of paid parental leave so share between them! 103. BBC Radio 4 - The Cold Swedish Winter, Series 4, Why Sweden is better than Britain. Then all visits are free. The SL transport network is huge and covers a vast amount of Stockholm. It is time for Washington to do the same. 5) Social security in Sweden is good, resulting in fewer people living in destitution than in the UK, although there are plenty of poor (but surviving ok) people in Sweden too.