Commentary: 7 Myths about Scandinavia’s Social Democratic ‘Paradise’

Scandanavian countries are often held as examples of successful socialism. But for one political commentator, the ‘success’ part is debatable, and the reasons for whatever success are less about socialism and more about the fact that those practicing it are, well, Scandanavian.

Read & Share   sourced from: American Enterprise Institute

Norway’s Capital City is Building a Highway for Bees

Norway’s capitol city Oslo is taking losses in honey bee colonies seriously; or, they’re using it as an excuse to brighten up the place with flowering insect rest stops. Either way, it sounds like an environmentally aesthetic two-for-one.

Read & Share   sourced from: The Verge

Norwegian Family Shares Experiences From Living in Grand Forks

Norway and North Dakota are separated by thousands of miles and an ocean, but the connections still remain strong even generations after the initial wave of immigration. Here’s the story of one modern Norwegian family’s immigration to the North Dakota and their connection to the past.

Read & Share   sourced from: Grand Forks Herald

Oil Slump Threatens Easy Life of Affluent Norwegians

High oil prices and abundant supply led to a decade of job and income security for many Norwegians, but the dip in the market is changing things a bit.

Read & Share   sourced from: Associated Press