Despite its housing shortage, Sweden is offering Syrian asylum seekers permanent residence and a chance to resettle, writes Aljazeera. One of those interviewed in the article is Tino Sanandaji, IFN: "We have a very modern, knowledge economy ... There just aren't many jobs anymore for the very low-skilled." In regards to ther refugees from Syria he argues that "there is a high rate of them that are going to end up unemployed."
2013-11-17 National Review Online
Matthew Yglesias in Slate argues that the high per capita number of Swedish billionaires demonstrates that a generous welfare state does not preclude entrepreneurship. Tino Sanandaji, IFN, writes that "not all billionaires on the Forbes list are entrepreneurs. The list also includes individuals who’ve largely inherited their wealth". He adds that if "excluding inherited wealth and billionaires who earned their wealth in other countries, the U.S. has twice the rate of billionaire entrepreneurship compared to Sweden".