Sweden’s economic elite are debating whether governments with oversized bank industries need to demand even tougher capital standards than those agreed after the latest wave of regulatory tightening. “Ideally, the capital requirements for banks should be raised substantially,” said Assar Lindbeck, Research Fellow at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) in an interview with Bloombergs.
2013-04-09 The American
"Most mothers do not aspire to elite, competitive full-time positions: the Swedish policies have given them the freedom and opportunity to live the lives they prefer. Americans should look past the gender rhetoric and consider what these Scandinavians have achieved. On their way to creating a feminist paradise, the Swedes have inadvertently created a haven for normal mortals", writes Christina Hoff Sommers, American Enterprise Institute. She quotes research by Magnus Henrekson and Mikael Stenkula, IFN, why there are so few female top executives in Europe.