Swedish media aren’t entirely buying Richard Florida’s praise of Sweden as the most creative country on the planet . Below are a some links (in Swedish) to articles about Florida’s recent visit to Sweden.
Göteborgs-Posten 1 and 2
Svenska Dagbladet 1 and 2
It’s probably not related, but I found this to be an interesting survey, a new study on countries and national pride. Sweden is at the very bottom of the 33 countries surveyed.
Americans and Venezuelans lead the world in national pride by Smith and Kim. In the report, Smith and Kim write: Sweden’s low placement reflects the fact that Swedes tend to associate national pride with nationalistic extremism and racism.
Except when it comes to sports, that is…
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