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Per Gudmundson

Per Gudmundson

Häromdagen skrev The Economist en jubelrapport om Sverige under regeringen Reinfeldt. Och nu kommer samma budskap i CNN. Den här gången väger berömmet antagligen en smula lättare i mångas ögon, eftersom den man som hyllar regeringen Reinfeldt är ingen mindre än David Frum, tidigare rådgivare till president George W Bush…

Men man ska ändå komma ihåg att Alliansen får osedvanligt mycket bra press utomlands. Omvärlden tittar förundrat på ett sätt man inte gjort på länge.

”quite a lot of change meets the eye even since my first visit to Sweden a decade ago, especially here in Stockholm, but even in the old Social Democratic industrial and mining heartland of the country. The shops and restaurants are looking less drab, the cars are bigger and newer as personal disposable after-tax income shoots up.

Between 1980 and 1992, Sweden lost ground relative to other rich countries, according to a McKinsey study. Since 2009, however, Sweden has one of the faster-growing economies in Western Europe. The growth has been led by the private sector, where jobs are multiplying at what Radio Sweden calls ’a record pace.’

Sweden’s right turn started back in the early 1990s, but the turn is being institutionalized under the prime ministership of Fredrik Reinfeldt.”

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