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Originally posted by Totalstranger
whats that mean that the US lost its "status" as a free country? what is the US then?
and I'd love to live in Denmark!
Originally posted by CosmicEgg
When you say "capitalism", do you mean "money-motivated" or do you mean "freedom-motivated"? The freedom to make a living without undue difficulty is the road to happiness. This is how it is done in Denmark. I don't know anymore about the States, I haven't even been there in 15 years. I have spent quite a good amount of time in Denmark though and I can tell you that they are genuinely happy people.
I live not far away, in Finland. It is exactly the opposite of Denmark here.
Originally posted by Grumble
I think it is hysterically funny that the OP interprets the story about Denmark as one that confirms the value of capitalism.
As opposed to all other forms of social security in Denmark, unemployment insurance is voluntary. Thus, you are not automatically insured against unemployment.
An unemployment insurance policy is taken out from an unemployment insurance fund, also known as an "A-kasse". These are private associations that are associated with trade unions and other professional organisations.
Most unemployment insurance funds are affiliated to specific trade unions, but there are also a number of cross-industrial unemployment insurance funds. It is possible to become a member of an unemployment insurance fund without being a member of the associated trade union.
Originally posted by truthquest
The Heritage Foundation says Denmark is the 9th most economically free
Its true Denmark is not capitalist.
The Free State Project and Seasteading projects will eventually be the final proof that capitalism results in the strongest possible economy,