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Norway is also

... one of the most expensive places in the world to live. Food, housing and luxuries are more expensive there than in the UK. Oslo consistently ranks as one of the most expensive cities in the world in which to live. eg. Average price for a pint of beer at a pub is equivalent of 11 USD.

Socialist government subsidy of all kinds has created this crazy environment. Without this government subsidy, no one could afford to live there. It's that perception which keeps the citizens from making too many waves.

Socialism is the concept that society must bear the costs of the needy and the only way to accomplish this is through force of government. This is because, in the Socialist philosophy, two things are assumed to be true: 1) The average person is too stupid to take care of themselves, and 2) rich people (and rich companies) never buy things or employ people with their profits, they hoard their wealth in huge money bins a la Uncle Scrooge or maybe in a mountain like Smaug. This pile of cash is then only used for bathing, and as backdrops for family photos, while starving women and children hurl themselves into the alligator-infested moat outside. And then... well, you get the idea.

Socialism is demagoguing taken to its logical extreme.