How the Swedes Do It

We talk with Monica Prasad about taxes in Sweden. Sweden has lower poverty rates, less inequality and higher mobility than the U.S. How do they do it? The answer is not what you expect. Monica Prasad is a professor of sociology and a faculty fellow in the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, and is the author, most recently, of “Starving the Beast: Ronald Reagan and the Tax Cut Revolution.”


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