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Sweden pays parents for having kids — and it reaps huge benefits. Why doesn't the US?

Basic income is all the rage these days. The idea — which calls for the government to give everyone in a given city/state/country/whatever enough money to live in, no strings attached — is being tested in Finland, in Ontario, in the Netherlands, and in Kenya. Switzerland's set to vote on whether to …

Sweden the Country Is Now Sweden the Brand -- and You Can Get in on It, Too

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever thought of branding an entire country? Too late -- the Swedish have beat you to it.<p>In this video, Paris-based branding consultant Bolanile Maté explains how the country that introduced IKEA to the world has come out with its own set …

Read This and You'll Want to Be a Stay-at-Home Dad in Sweden

It sounds too good to be true.<p>Two large factors have influenced public perception of Sweden in the recent past. On the one hand, those <i>Dragon Tattoo</i> …

Sweden's 'Warren Buffett' eyes bigger investment crown | Reuters

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - In a country where family-run business spheres dominate the landscape, Fredrik Lundberg, often referred to as Sweden’s Warren Buffett, is tackling bigger rivals on several fronts.<p>Swedish businessman Fredrik Lundberg is pictured in this file photo received March 18, 2016. …

Sweden cuts maximum mortgage term to 105 years (the average is 140)

Think there's a housing affordability crisis in Britain, with low mortgage rates likely to drive house prices even higher?<p>Take a look at Sweden where lending policies have been more generous, and where house price inflation has been (at least recently) more extreme.<p>A number of banks and analysts …

What Canada can learn from Sweden about housing bubbles: Nothing

Currency analysts at Bank of Nova Scotia believe the Canadian dollar’s “petro-currency” status may be about to weaken.<p>Don’t get the wrong idea. The loonie’s ties to oil will remain, but possibly weaken, according to strategists Shaun Osborne and Eric Theoret.<p>“Weak oil prices have been closely …

Sweden's Klarna stalked legendary Silicon Valley VC Sequoia on Google Street View before bagging it as an investor

The firm, founded in 1972, was an early investor in Apple, Google, PayPal, Oracle, Yahoo!, Instagram and more recently startups like Airbnb and Stripe. It knows how to spot a winner.<p>So when Swedish payments startup Klarna was starting out, CEO and co-founder Sebastian Siemiatkowski was desperate to …

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Sweden's got a crazy new photo-sharing law that it can't possibly enforce

Wikimedia’s Swedish arm has just lost a case in the country’s Supreme Court, which has ruled that people must get permission from artists before they post images of public art – including statues and buildings – online.<p>That’s a ruling that opens up a whole new legal minefield for holiday …

Tesla Model S deliveries were up 43% in Sweden during the last quarter [chart]

Tesla has a presence in Sweden since late 2013, but sales in the country have been lagging until mid-2015. Based on registration data, Tesla delivered only 268 Model S’s in Sweden in 2014, but last year the automaker delivered 996 cars, which represents a 271% increase.<p>This increase made Sweden an …

Finnish was the second language of Sweden for centuries. Now Arabic is overtaking it.

Officially, Sweden doesn't keep a record of the languages its inhabitants speak. That fact was infuriating to Mikael Parkvall, a linguist at Stockholm University, so he decided to find out for himself. What is the most popular non-Swedish language in Sweden?<p>After poring over various statistics and …

Language Learning

Articles about bright green prefab sweden looks just monopoly house on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Sweden, an architect finds an efficient building solution 260 miles from home.<p>It took a mere six months—three in the factory and three on-site—for this prefab to come to fruition on the shore of Sweden’s...<p>This prefabricated home in France was built to embrace the neighborhood.<p>A couple bring …

Volvo to Test 100 Self-Driving Cars in China and Sweden

Swedish automotive manufacturer Volvo plans to conduct the largest self-driving experiment in China this year, which will add 100 autonomous cars onto roads in China.<p>Volvo has already shown off its self-driving prototype at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016. It previewed Netflix in the car, …

Spotify founders will skip out of Sweden if demands aren’t met

Swedish streaming music service Spotify may not be Swedish for long; The company’s two founders, Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, say they might ditch …

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Finally, Spontaneous Dancing Is No Longer Illegal in Sweden

The 1970s ban on dancing without a permit is lifted: the Swedish people are free to be a slave to the rhythm once more.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Sweden</i><p>Time to take to the streets to sing and dance in celebration of the fact that it's now legal to do so! The Swedish government has …

How immigration will change Sweden profoundly

In relation to its size, Sweden has long accepted more refugees than any other European country. So when over a million migrants came to Europe last year, with even more on their way this year, a large share sought asylum in Sweden.<p>Attracted by Stockholm’s generous immigration policies, more than …

Sweden's housing minister resigns amid 'extremist links' row

Sweden’s housing minister has resigned following a week of mounting controversy over his contacts with Islamic organisations and Turkish ultranationalists, piling further pressure on the country’s already unpopular minority coalition government.<p>The Social Democrat prime minister, Stefan Lofven, …

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Spotify May Soon Leave Sweden, According To Its CEO

Spotify is not just one of the music industry’s biggest success stories as of late, it is also a source of pride for the firm’s home country of Sweden. The Scandinavian nation has been promoting Stockholm as a new hub for startups, tech, and all kinds of innovation for some time now, and Spotify’s …

Employment

Sweden's currency is defying its central bank

The bank, known as the Riksbank, kept rates at -0.5%.<p>It said the unprecedented easing measures were designed to "ensure the positive development of the Swedish economy and that the rising trend in inflation continues," in the statement published on Thursday.<p>Under normal circumstances, loosening …

Sweden is the first country with its own phone number. Here’s what happens when you call.

A FEW WEEKS AGO, Sweden decided to celebrate the 250th anniversary of abolishing censorship by becoming the first country in the world with its own …

Podcasting company Acast wins TECH5 Sweden

As part of the TECH5 dinner series I jumped on a flight to Stockholm to meet up with the fastest growing young tech companies in Sweden. The Scandinavian country, and in particular Stockholm, is home to technology companies including Spotify, game makers MAG Interactive (a previous TECH5 winner) …

People in Sweden are using Duolingo to learn... Swedish

The people behind Duolingo have been trying to discover what the most popular languages are according to what people choose on its app.<p>With a user base of more than 120 million, this dataset can provide significant insights into what language people are most eager to acquire.<p>“75% of European …

In Sweden's 1st unstaffed food shop, all you need is a phone

VIKEN, Sweden (AP) — It was a chaotic, late-night scramble to buy baby food with a screaming toddler in the backseat that gave Robert Ilijason the …

How Max Burgers Is Becoming Sweden's Latest Breakout Star

When you think of Sweden, which images come to mind? An iconic film director? A hugely successful pop music group? Inexpensive, assemble-yourself furniture?<p>How about hamburgers to die for?<p>Unknown to most people outside of Scandinavia is a 120-location fast food restaurant chain that boasts some of …

Why Can't A Woman Be More Like A Man? Vive La Difference!

<i>“Can’t a woman learn to use her head?</i><i><br>Why do they do ev’rything their mothers do?<br>Why don’t they grow up – well, like their father instead?<br>Why can’t a woman take after a man?”</i><p>These are lyrics from the song “A Hymn to Him (Why Can’t a Woman be More Like a Man)” from the classic 1964 movie-musical My …