File this one under stats that rock.
Whenever I bring up Sweden (or any neo-socialist country) one of the first critiques is "Who is the government to tell me how much is enough?" In other words, let us be rich if we want to.
Great. Turns out Sweden (and Norway) have more billionaires per capita than the United States. Turns out they can get rich. Arguably more rich than the United States.
This whole socialism thing is not about not letting people be rich. It's about managing the gap. It's about not letting your own people be in poverty. Imagine that.
Another plus for Sweden.