In the nordic model everyone gets
- free healthcare
- paternity leave and long vactions
- free college
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It's because the USA is effectively an oligarchy, and using a nordic model spreads the power out to the people a lot more. People with power NEVER want to lessen that power, it is always about consolidating more of it. The two-party system will never let that power get dispersed to the people.
The information that is spread to support the current system has made people blind to the benefits of helping others. I'm not raising kids myself, but I sure as hell want to pay to fund schools because I don't want to live in a country full of uneducated people. It drags my standard of living way down, even if I don't benefit directly. And that's the same basic case with healthcare, paternity leave, post-secondary... those are all things that have real value to society, but if it doesn't affect a person directly, the American model tends to frame it as freeloading or taking their hard earned money or whatever. Which then creates a disenfranchised population. Which leads to crime. Which leads to the need for a huge prison population. Which then costs taxpayer money to take care of... so they end up paying anyway. And who has the highest incarceration rates in the world? ok... it's the Seychelles... but they have less than 100,000 people in the whole country... so who is number 2 in terms of highest incarceration rates in the world? The USA. And it's not even close when you look at the rate amongst major countries. Remove all the little Caribbean islands and you see a very stark picture. That is a broken system, and it is something so ingrained in the culture that they will never be able to just turn that around without major upheaval.
So the United States doesn't adopt the nordic model because it can't. It is too broken to adopt it without ripping up the entire system. And there is way too much money invested in maintaining the status quo in the USA. The oligarchs will not give up power without a fight. And they happen to own the biggest guns.0