Bernie Sanders’ has often referred to Denmark as his ideal society; a social democracy.
This has made Denmark a topic throughout the United States news media which has in turn shed light on how they are far more advanced than America.
Although Denmark has been gaining more attention in the media, the MSM are not brave enough to report the full truth; which is that Danish socialism makes American capitalism look like a joke. Here are a few examples to help put this into perspective;
1. Denmark’s unemployed workers get 90 percent of their old salary for 2 whole years.
Denmark has a social safety net for unemployed workers that is so hard for Americans to believe, that it might actually inspire them to do some research for once.
Any person who has lost their job and worked at least 1 year over a three-year period qualifies for a beautiful 90 percent of their original salary paid for, for up to two years.
2. Denmark spends much less on healthcare than the US.
Yes, you heard that correctly. The “socialist” country of Denmark spends less on health care than America. According to the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), the US spends twice as much per capita on healthcare than in Denmark, where universal healthcare is available for all citizens. The data shows that capitalist America spends an average of $7,290 per person on healthcare but Denmark spends just $3,512.
World Bank data, as documented in the chart above, clearly shows that Danish healthcare costs are about $3,000 less per capita compared to the United States.
3. Denmark is the happiest Nation on Earth.
The World Happiness Report, belong to none other than Denmark! This is determined by measuring a nation’s GDP, life expectancy, social safety nets, along with other factors such as, “perception of corruption” and “freedom to make life choices.”
The US ranked #17 and with more and more people learning how corrupt the United States is, that figure should probably drop too.
4. The Danes enjoy the world’s shortest workweek.
Denmark is also number 1 among OECD nations in work-life balance.
Danes work an average of 37 hours a week, and earn an average of $46,000 USD annually.
They also get 5 weeks of paid vacation per year.
On the contrary, the average American worker puts in an average of 47 hours a week, and only takes 16 days of vacation a year. This is for two primary reasons, wages are remaining lowbut costs are rising thanks to the private central Federal Reserve bank printing more and more money.
5. Denmark pays students $900 a month to attend college!
The cost for higher education in the U.S. has sky rocketed over 500 percent in the last 30 years. But in Denmark college free. And not only is it free, but students are paid $900 USD per month to go to school, provided they live on their own! How awesome is that?! And this funding is not a one year thing. It lasts up to six years.
The average American student pays more than $31,000 a year in tuition to attend university, while out-of-state students at public universities pay $22,000 a year in tuition.
It really seems everything in America is about exploitation, doesn’t it?
6. Denmark has one of the highest per capita incomes in the developed world.
Despite their short work week and their unemployment benefits, workers actually make more than enough to meet all their basic needs. According to the World Bank, Denmark’s per capita income is $5,000 higher than the US.
7. Denmark has one of the world’s lowest poverty rates. The US has one of the highest.
Out of all OECD countries, Denmark has the second lowest poverty rate at 0.6 percent. T
The poverty rate in the U.S. is 14.5 percent, one of the highest in the world.
8. Denmark is ranked the #1 best country for business (‘Murica is ranked #18).
So much for the myth that socialism is bad for business.
9. New parents in Denmark get 52 weeks of paid family leave. New American parents get absolutely nothing.
This is another big one. The Danish government gives new parents an average of a FULL yearof paid time off after having a child, which is certainly the ethical thing to do. Those 52 weeks can be used however the parents want.
In addition to the 52 weeks, new moms also get 4 weeks of maternity leave before giving birth and 14 another weeks after. Even new fathers get 2 additional weeks after the birth of their child.
Here in ‘Murica though, 1 in 4 new mothers go back to work within two weeks of having a child. It’s criminal.
This is what happens when a good government is in place and not a corrupt capitalist predator state. Please share, so people can expand their minds.
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