Every once in a while, especially when we come to the leftish fetishes of gun control, violence in general, infant mortality and gay marriage, some nimrod attempts to lecture me about how pathetic America compares, statistically speaking, to various Scandinavian countries.
I think it is most appropriate to compare Scandinavian countries with North and South Dakota, not the entire US. See how important they look now. But since I'm about to defend gun nuts on principle, I might as well get this video up for reference. You see.. Lego is.. whoops. I have been lied to and told that Lego is the biggest company in Denmark. And until 3 minutes ago, I like a fish, believed that nonsense not having taken 10 minutes to check it out for myself. So while the main point of this artifact is blunted. it doesn't change the fact that Lego did bring 3.1 Billion Euros in revenue to Denmark and these folks in the video are self-evidently un-criminal. Still, I would consider this task, accomplished while forced to listen to Swedish disco, to be a prison sentence.
The larger point however is that it makes very little sense to compare the US to Scandinavia, and I don't need Lego to prove that.