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Article posted Jul 24 2011, 10:48 AM Category: Commentary Source: Per Bylund Print

Road Shortage in Socialist Paradise

by Per Bylund

I have written much before on the state of Sweden, the mythical land of “working” socialism. Here is another example of how it seems to not work at all as the global myth has it. The huge discount store of Gekås in the small, 9,000-population town of Ullared in southern Sweden attracts 28,000 customers daily. Obviously, most of the customers are from out-of-town or even drive from far away to buy the heavily discounted goods at Gekås.

The problem with all these travelers is that the roads to Ullared are not even close to sufficient for this kind of traffic. This causes traffic jams and customers consequently end up spending time in their cars instead of in the discount store. Meanwhile, the central government’s road authority Trafikverket has done nothing to improve the roads to Ullared for the last 15 years. And they are not planning on doing anything either.

As a solution to this problem, which of course affects Gekås as it affects the small town of Ullared and the whole region, Gekås are offering a SEK 100,000,000 loan (approx. $16,000,000) to the road authority to improve the roads – at a very favorable interest rate. Gekås have already invested in the infrastructure in Ullared to support visits by their numerous customers, and this is obviously the next step. The road authority has not responded, but it is likely they will turn Gekås offer down. Private interests are generally not allowed to participate in the provision of public welfare and service. Or, as in this case, the non-provision of it.





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Anonymous

Posted: Jul 24 2011, 11:21 AM

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98150 When you are going to try and demonize a country's political process you should probably have a more convincing argument than "they have poor traffic going to a popular shopping center".

I am not a proponent of pure socialism, but whatever Sweden is using seems to work better than our Sham-ocracy of crony capitalism in the states.
Anonymous

Posted: Jul 24 2011, 11:33 AM

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70178 the author is crying about the evils of socialism and "no roads"

compare to the USA where all of our roads are built BY SOCIALISM.


fundamentalist libertarians are stupid.
Chris

Posted: Jul 24 2011, 11:41 AM

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"compare to the USA where all of our roads are built BY SOCIALISM."

That's why our roads are complete sh*t and responsible for 45,000 deaths a year, as I discussed here: http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=35996#comments


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