The new Swedish government, Lisa Pelling writes, is obsessed with stigmatising immigrants and refugees.
Mainstream politicians, Lisa Pelling writes, must recognise that their words have consequences.
Lisa Pelling explains how ‘freedom of choice’ has wrought a vicious circle of inequality and underperformance.
Lisa Pelling begins a new Social Europe column with lessons for integration—especially from Sweden.
Magdalena Andersson has been elected the first female prime minister of Sweden. Again.
The Swedish social-democrat leader, shortly to step down, didn’t buckle under pressure despite a slender parliamentary hold.
Most commentary on the Covid-19 death toll in Sweden has been on the absence of lockdown, yet privatisation and precarity in eldercare should really be in the spotlight.
Sweden used to be revered for stemming inequality through progressive taxation and universal welfare. Now tax breaks for the wealthy and ‘free choice’ in public goods such as education cocoon the rich from the rest. What does inequality look like? In Sweden, rising inequality can be easily detected in data on income distribution. According to […]