Bernie Sanders Wants US To Be Like Denmark by Marian L. Tupy, Foudation For Economic Education

Denmark has the same economic freedom as the US

For those of you who did not watch the Democratic Party presidential debate last night, Senator Bernie Sanders says he wants America to be more like Denmark.

In some ways, that is an excellent idea. Denmark, it turns out, has freer trade and better business environment than the United States. Its overall economic freedom is almost identical to that of the United States, as is its well-being index.

But don’t take my word for it. Look at the United Nations and World Bank data brought to you courtesy of HumanProgress.org.

The one area where the United States might not want to copy Denmark is the size of government, which is a proxy measure of taxation and redistribution.

  1. Free trade

Bernie Sanders Denmark

  1. Business environment

Bernie Sanders Denmark

  1. Overall economic freedom

Bernie Sanders Denmark

  1. Human development index

Bernie Sanders Denmark

  1. Size of government

Bernie Sanders Denmark

This post first appeared at Cato.org.