All Articles on Sweden

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US, EU Citizens Reject Unchecked Spying
As Snowden revelations continue, poll shows opposition to dragnet surveillance on both sides of the Atlantic
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What's Right with Sweden? Prisons Close as Demand Falls
With focus on rehabilitation and more reasonable sentencing, nation shutters four state-run jails
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Nobel Prize? Meet the Economic Movement That Really Deserves Praise
This week, the Nobel Prize for economics may have gone to three academics, but the real work of fixing our local economies was happening on the ground—as part of New Economy Week.
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Jellyfish Close Nuclear Plant, Prepare To Take Over World
A several-ton bloom, or plague, of jellyfish clogging its pipes just forced Sweden's Oskarshamn plant, one of the world's largest nuclear reactors, to shut down - an event you'd think would be big news if invasions of up to four million jellyfish at a time hadn't already likewise closed nuclear...
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As US Posits War as Only Option, Sweden Offers Residency to All Syrian Refugees
Granting of permanent asylum signals no end in sight to humanitarian nightmare in Syria; US pushes for war that would fuel, not alleviate, refugee crisis
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Top Editors Call Out UK Govt: 'Detention of Miranda Undermines Free Press'
Sharply worded open letter from the heads of leading European papers echoes mass outrage at abuse of anti-terrorism laws to intimidate journalists
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Civil Society Pushes for More Active Participation in Green Climate Fund
MEXICO CITY - The Green Climate Fund (GCF), created under the auspices of the United Nations to finance the huge investments demanded by climate change, was opened up to participation by civil society and private sector representatives as observers in March. But non-governmental organizations are...
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Why Ecuador Would Be Ideal Refuge for Edward Snowden
This country has already been dragged through the mud for sheltering Julian Assange, and it is willing to stand up to the US
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Swedish Riots: ”The Underclass Has Reacted”
The Swedish riots appear to have ended, but while most of the media fumbles about to understand what happened, the answers arguably seem to have been provided 12 March, over two months before the unrest began. At that time I interviewed Paul Lappalainen, a senior Swedish civil servant who had run...
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The United States Already Has Cuddly Capitalism (The Wrong Kind)
Thomas Edsall devoted his blogpost yesterday to a paper by Daron Acemoglu claiming that the United States can't follow a path like Sweden and have "cuddly capitalism." By this Acemoglu is referring to a welfare state that protects most people from the risks in a market economy. However what Edsall...
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