Q&A: Why is it the best economies in the world are in predominately white countries Switzerland Norway Sweden etc?

Question by : Why is it the best economies in the world are in predominately white countries Switzerland Norway Sweden etc?
and the worst economies are in predominately black countries like Mozambique Zimbabwe etc

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Answer by Chewy Ivan 2
Because countries like Switzerland, Norway, and Sweden are predominantly socialist?

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Question by Nick: Norway vs Sweden: which is more immigrant-friendly?
Are there any differences in views towards immigrants in Norway versus Sweden? I know a Norwegian guy who thinks that the Swedes are Xenophobic, but I’m not taking his word for it :P

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Answer by Matthew T
Based on what I read about the two countries, Norway is far more immigrant-friendly than Sweden is.

Norway has accommodated lots of refugees and immigrants from other countries on the volition of their own government and people, while Sweden has seen an upsurge of a few anti-immigrant groups staging rallies in the recent years.

Also, since Norway has become part of various countries throughout its history, they are one of the most tolerant Scandinavian peoples.

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8 comments on “Q&A: Why is it the best economies in the world are in predominately white countries Switzerland Norway Sweden etc?

  1. Last I checked, Japan wasn’t very white, so your argument fails right there. China and India have also performed very well in the last 10 years.

    Canada also has one of the healthiest economies right now, and Canada, while a majority Caucasian country, also has significant minority populations.

  2. Because for the most part predominately white countries weren’t colonized or and so their country wasn’t left in a chaotic manner. In fact the countries you listed are all rather nuetral countries, doesn’t that say something. No war or imperialism just kind folk

  3. Norway makes/made a lot of money from oil, then saved that money and combined with their near perfect socialistic system, they are doing ok.

    The non-white countries are exploited by whites. See – Conflict minerals – your ipod costs lives

  4. Partly it’s history. The industrial revolution happened in Europe, so European countries and former colonies are more developed today. This is why a country like China has a lower per capita income but a high rate of growth.

    Partly it’s type of government and level of law enforcement. Zimbabwe’s economy was shot to heck, after the blacks took over, because the new government did not respect property rights or ability. They took fertile land and gave it to their supporters who did not know how to farm. Now the land is fallow. They often took the land violently. By these actions they also scared people away from investing in the country. Business people know that Mugabe’s government will not enforce a contract, so the risks of investment there are too high for most.

    This sort of thing also happened in China in 1949, that is why they are not advanced as Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, or South Korea is today. It was looking at her neighbors that caused China to change its policies and be a growing country today.

    Look at the difference between North and South Korea. Before the communists took over, the North was more industrialized than the South. Now they are digging mud out of rivers for fertilizer while the South is full of skyscrapers.

  5. New York City, USA is arguably the strongest economy on the planet, and contains a lot black people.

    There are many economies that predominantly consist of black people (such as in Africa), but have a wide range of economic activity. For instance, if you compare Zimbabwe to Algeria, you can see a great difference in economic activity.

    It is true that most European economies are much stronger than many African economies, but there are many reasons for that – natural resources, social infrastructure, and culture, to name a few.

  6. Sweden has more open policies towards immigrants, however I personally have had a better experience as an immigrant in Norway. Both countries are more immigrant-friendly than average though.

    Some Swedes are xenophobic, just like some Norwegians are xenophobic. I have heard people from both countries make comments about immigrants, usually how they are detrimental in some way to Scandinavian culture and local society. Most people are welcoming though.

    I think Sweden is trying hard to adjust to the large influx of immigrants over the past few decades, and sometimes reacting out of fear. The same is probably true in Norway, but there are far fewer immigrants here, so it’s less of a change. All the Norwegian immigrants I’ve met are students or skilled workers here on jobs, while many that I met in Sweden were refugees and not as readily accepted. Also, the economy of Norway is much better, so a population increase is less stressing on jobs and accommodation. I find smaller cities to be more immigrant-friendly than the capitals in both countries.

    My personal experience is that I came across discrimination in applying for jobs and housing in Sweden, which hasn’t happened to me in Norway. My situation in both countries was fairly equal, although I actually had more advantage in Sweden due to speaking fluent Swedish and having a Swedish last name (through marriage). In Norway, I understand Norwegian but still speak Swedish, and my name has reverted to a non-Scandinavian one. Immigrant friends have also generally reported better conditions in Norway than Sweden, although part of this could be the difference between a capital (Stockholm) and a smaller city (Bergen).

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