Mark L. Mawrence

What Do Sweden, Socialism and Bernie Sanders Have in Common?

As I cleared customs at Arlanda airport in Stockholm, Sweden on my way to post-graduate studies at the University of Stockholm, I glanced over to the news kiosk where a screaming headline caught my eye. “Skandal I Tunnalbannan.” Simply translated, “Scandal in the Subway” which I immediately surmised to be a report on garden-variety urban graft, theft or bribery. Amazingly, the story detailed how a subway extension in suburban Stockholm had been built, yet they had neglected to build a handicap ramp! This was publicly decried as intolerable; the disadvantaged had been shortchanged!

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