In it's page two editorial today, Swedish mass market daily Expressen actuallty seems to get it. Well at least part of it.
“The reason why the USA is winning”
The article asks the basic question,
"Why does the USA get so many Nobel prizes in the natural sciences, and is it a problem that Europe don’t?"
Good question. To my pleasant suprise it seems to almost get the right answer as well.
"The great advantage with the American system is that it rewards young talents, and Europe will never catch up as long as it doesn’t change its policy."
Now may I make a modest proposal, stop attacking entrepreneurship by supporting such regressive legislation as the Chemicals directive, REACh and other stuff. Take a long hard look at a social model that means that more than 50% of the working population are employed by the state, and support moves to remove the dead hand of Brussels from business. In fact Expressen could do worse than transfer its allegiance to the Juniliste in the forthcoming election.
Ok, maybe that wouyd be asking a bit too much.