How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the ‘1 Percent’ | Common Dreams Views

Both countries had a history of horrendous poverty. When the 1 percent was in charge, hundreds of thousands of people emigrated to avoid starvation. Under the leadership of the working class, however, both countries built robust and successful economies that nearly eliminated poverty, expanded free university education, abolished slums, provided excellent health care available to all as a matter of right and created a system of full employment. Unlike the Norwegians, the Swedes didn’t find oil, but that didn’t stop them from building what the latest CIA World Factbook calls “an enviable standard of living.”

Source: How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the ‘1 Percent’ | Common Dreams Views

Condemned to Salvation: Considering Universalism with David Bentley Hart – Los Angeles Review of Books

Hart implores that the traditional doctrines of eternal damnation are “morally corrupt, contrary to justice, perverse, inexcusably cruel, deeply irrational, and essentially wicked,” Los Angeles Review of Books

Source: Condemned to Salvation: Considering Universalism with David Bentley Hart – Los Angeles Review of Books