“Denmark is a market economy.” Lars Lokke Rasmussen
“Denmark is the second happiest country in the world, just behind Finland.” Brian C. Joondeph
“Denmark is far from a socialist economy.” Joondeph
By Brian C. Joondeph, American Thinker, February 24, 2020
Socialist/communist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders loves to sing the praises of a small Scandinavian country, Denmark. It seems he has fallen out of love with his previous favorite countries, the Soviet Union and Cuba, which he “warmly praised” in the late 1980s.
After spurning the USSR, the country he spent his honeymoon in, shirtless, singing along drunkenly with his fellow communist comrades, he has moved on to northern Europe as representing his idea of utopia.
As CNN reported about Bernie’s newfound love,
Open a newspaper on any given day here in this small Europe nation known for high taxes, generous government services and its stubbornly happy citizens, and you’ll almost certainly find a story about the U.S. presidential election.
“I think we should look to countries like Denmark, like Sweden and Norway,” Sanders said, “and learn what they have accomplished for their working people.”
Danes may indeed be happy, but they bristle at being called socialists. Continue reading