Ask a Libertarian: What About Sweden, Which Seems Like a Great Place to Live?

Welcome to Ask a Libertarian 2012 with Reason's Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch. They are the authors of the book, The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America, coming out in paperback with a new foreword covering Occupy Wall Street and more, on June 26.

"What about Sweden, which seems like a great place to live?" - Sent by Elijah William 

Produced by Meredith Bragg, Jim Epstein, Josh Swain, and Tracy Oppenheimer with help from Katie Hooks.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    This just in: Top libertarian advocate doesn't want to live in the libertarian world he is trying to create. Scandal!

  • A Mathematician||

    Wasn't there just a blog post or Reason magazine article about how non-socialistic Sweden is? Or was it Switzerland?

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  • R C Dean||

    What about Sweden, which seems like a great place to live?

    As a libertarian, I fully support your right to move to Sweden if you want.

  • yonemoto||

    sweden has the lowest year-on-year inflation rate in all of europe for the past 50 years.

  • NotSure||

    The average Swede is not as left wing as the average left winger such as Tony or Shrike that normally fawn over Sweden.

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    From what I've read, Sweden is one of the least socially and ethnically diverse countries. They don't have the social strife of other parts of Europe, or the US, because the society is much more homogenous. One big happy family.


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