Swedes leaving Sweden in record numbers, Number 1 destination? The USA

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But, but, we have no universal health care. We have not embraced (totally) a cradle to grave welfare state. What are these people thinking? Why would they ever leave their Nordic paradise?

I will say that one of the most capitalist, anti-crony capitalist people I ever met was an older engineer from Sweden.

When people leave Sweden I hope they bring their old Saabs with them. Just cool cars.
When people leave Sweden I hope they bring their old Saabs with them. Just cool cars.

(From Spelsa.com)

America is the most popular destination, again.

– The proportion of emigrants in relation to the Swedish population as a whole is not as great as in the 1800s. But the fact remains. Sweden is also today a country of emigration, says Maria Solevid, a political scientist at the University of Gothenburg, to SVT.

There may also be a large number of Swedes leaving the country who are not registered, according to Maria Solevid.

Many who are away longer than one year, forget or neglect to notify the Tax Authority despite being obliged to do so.

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