How Sweden, the most open country in the world, was overwhelmed by migrants – Telegraph

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English: (Green) Sweden. (Light-green) The European Union (EU). (Grey) Europe. (Light-grey) The surrounding region. See also: Category:SVG locator maps of countries of Europe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to this Telegraph article, Sweden used to pride itself on giving a warm welcome to outsiders – but as the refugee crisis grows, so too does its sense of injustice.

Source: How Sweden, the most open country in the world, was overwhelmed by migrants – Telegraph

Like most of Europe, Sweden has reacted to the migration/refugee crises but is missing a fundamental strategy. Now immigration is questioning the values in Sweden’s liberal democracy.

The article contrasts Sweden to the UK, and supports David Cameron‘s policy priorities.

The point is that both Sweden and the UK have changed fundamentally because of immigration policies. It’s time for European countries to develop and effective strategy.

Thoughts?

Mediocre Growth, High Risks, and The Long Road Ahead « iMFdirect – The IMF Blog

Olivier Blanchard, the International Monetary ...

Olivier Blanchard, the International Monetary Fund's Economic Counsellor and Director of Research, during the World Economic Outlook (WEO) press conference, October 8, 2008 at the IMF Headquarters in Washington DC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an excellent blog from Olivier Blanchard, Chief Economist at the IMF. Why read citations in the news when you can read the real thing?

Mediocre Growth, High Risks, and The Long Road Ahead « iMFdirect – The IMF Blog.

I am pleased that risks and uncertainties are spelled out, especially concerning the Euro break-up or a potential Iranian crisis.

Personally, I am still of the opinion that the IMF overplays short-term austerity measures. For me the IMF the IMF is far too neoliberal in its views. I still think the time has come for Keynesian measures to stimulate investment and growth.

What do you think?