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I frequently run into statements about

a better quality of life in Scandinavian countries, and in the video Moore lauds France as being closer to the ideal he'd like to see:
Socialism, higher taxes, government allocation of the taxes for health care, education, etc. He and many people see advantages to all this and no significant downside.
Are there any objective books, studies, etc. that impartially analyze these systems?
I realize the US system is not so very different from the European countries in policies. And it's hard to compare, since ours is so much bigger and the populace way more diverse, so there's far less agreement on anything; and maybe because of the massive size of the US gov., corruption is impossible to restrain, and waste grows exponentially? Then all the wars and empire we finance add to the monstrous calamity of our system.