Friday, March 15, 2019

Bernie Sanders' Socialist utopia's collapsing as Denmark and Finland stand on cusp of economic and political failures

Independent/Democrat/Independent/ to once again Democrat is running for the Presidency of the United States in 2020 under the banner of Making America Socialist.  However perhaps the most disconcerting thing for both him and his growing base of Americans desiring to usher in an authoritarian system is that more and more of Sanders' socialist utopias are failing across the world.

In a couple of new reports out recently on both Denmark and Finland, the long-standing Socialist enclaves in Northern Europe appear on the brink of economic and political collapse due to a failure in their welfare and economic systems, and in their schemes to admit hundreds of thousands of unskilled foreign migrants to supplement it.

Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila stepped down just weeks before a general election after failing to push through parliament plans to overhaul health services and social care in the face of an aging population. - Fortune
In addition, Finland's scheme to bring in tens to hundreds of thousands of foreign migrants to prop up their welfare system has not only seen their system taxed even more, but actual skilled workers are leaving the country in droves.
Young Finnish professionals are attracted to major European capitals. They move to Stockholm, Berlin and Amsterdam, as well as farther away. The sun shines in Dubai; the world’s top organizations and institutes are in New York and Washington. The occupations of these migrants are manifold: bankers, graphic designers, computer engineers, photographers and researchers, to name only a few. 
They leave Finland because of poor employment opportunities and future prospects. This has been happening for a long time. Finns were moving to North America 100 years ago and to Sweden after World War II–in both cases because growing economies needed factory workers. 
The difference with today’s migrants is they are better educated and leaving a welfare state that ranks as one of the best places to live in the world according to most indices. The likelihood of them returning has nevertheless fallen sharply. - QZ

Meanwhile, Denmark has found that the recent mass immigration imposed upon them by the EU has led to a huge drain on their welfare system, with the majority of these migrants not working, and cashing in on a virtually free lifestyle.
According to a 2017 report by Statistics Denmark, only about half of non-Western immigrants between the ages of 16 and 64 are employed (53% of men and 45% of women). When broken down into countries of origin, however, major differences among migrants were revealed -- with the employment rate being particularly low among those hailing from Iraq, Lebanon, Somalia and Syria. 
Analyzing Statistics Denmark data, the Danish Employers Confederation revealed that in 2016, 41.5% of non-Western immigrants were on welfare, while only 17.5% of ethnic Danes were supported by the same benefits. In 2017, a third of all the people provided for by Denmark's basic social-welfare system were immigrants, which constitutes a rise of 82% in a mere seven years. 
These figures show that the public expenses connected to immigration will, in the long run, bring the welfare state to an end. - Gatestone Institute
One of the primary reasons this is so important is because Sanders, along with most Democratic Socialists, want open borders, mass immigration, and a full blown welfare state supporting citizens and non-citizens alike.

Of course we cannot leave this topic without looking in on Sweden which is one of the huge talking points Bernie Sanders uses in pushing for America to join in his Socialist revolution.  However the irony of course is that Sweden found that public control over much of the economy was a failure, and over time has privatized their welfare system contrary to the Socialist model.


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