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Sunday, January 29, 2012

#OLA - How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the ‘1 Percent’

New ideas are seldom new but do need to be re-invented .... From Occupy Los Angeles ...

"... Sweden and Norway, for example, both experienced a major power shift in the 1930s after prolonged nonviolent struggle. They “fired” the top 1 percent of people who set the direction for society and created the basis for something different.

Both countries had a history of horrendous poverty. When the 1 percent was in charge, hundreds of thousands of people emigrated to avoid starvation. Under the leadership of the working class, however, both countries built robust and successful economies that nearly eliminated poverty, expanded free university education, abolished slums, provided excellent health care available to all as a matter of right and created a system of full employment. Unlike the Norwegians, the Swedes didn’t find oil, but that didn’t stop them from building what the latest CIA World Factbook calls “an enviable standard of living.” "

#Elites WI 1848 Forward: #OLA - How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the ‘1 Percent’ #1% #99% #OWS

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