The art of cutting the welfare state

‘Flexicurity’ is under strain and generous Nordic welfare states are getting meaner

The World Today
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Clare MacCarthy

Nordic Correspondent, The Economist

A homeless woman begs for money on the streets of Helsinki. Photo: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images

A homeless woman begs for money on the streets of Helsinki. Photo: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images

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