Source: Business Insider
Sen. Bernie Sanders, a leading 2020 Democratic candidate, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez both support modeling the US after Nordic countries that have robust social and healthcare benefits. Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin also backs the idea, saying the American Dream “can be achieved best in the Nordic countries” in an interview with The Washington Post. Marin echoed a new, younger generation of progressive American politicians calling for steeper taxes on the very rich and corporations to make the economy fairer. Ocasio-Cortez explained why democratic socialism drew strong support among young adults in an interview with Business Insider last year. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York have supported modeling the United States after Nordic countries like Finland, Sweden and Norway — all of which feature cradle-to-grave benefits like government-run healthcare and a robust social welfare system. Now they have a young but influential European leader lining up behind them.