Scott Sumner has an interesting post about the "Scandinavian" economic model touted by Bernie Sanders. "The only Scandinavian country with an estate or inheritance tax is Denmark." Also, "the Nordic countries are really big on privatization and deregulation. How often do you hear progressives calling for those things? When was the last time you heard a progressive advocating Sweden's 100% nationwide school voucher program?" And "the Scandinavian countries have far lower corporate tax rates than America."
As usual, the American left wants to import the left-wing policies of Europe but not the more free-market-oriented policies.