The Finland Example

"There is a lot to be learned in the U.S. from what is going on in Finland. On the environment, health care, education, this is a progressive country with a strong, well-paid middle class," Senator Bernie Sanders told Seven Days for an article on the upcoming visit to Vermont by the Finnish ambassador to the United States. Sanders invited the public to join him at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Burlington City Hall to hear Ambassador Pekka Lintu speak about the notable social progress his country has made.

"There is a lot to be learned in the U.S. from what is going on in Finland. On the environment, health care, education, this is a progressive country with a strong, well-paid middle class," Senator Bernie Sanders told Seven Days for an article on the upcoming visit to Vermont by the Finnish ambassador to the United States. Sanders invited the public to join him at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Burlington City Hall to hear Ambassador Pekka Lintu speak about the notable social progress his country has made. "The Finns have virtually eliminated childhood poverty and, according to international reports, have the best educational system in the world. They provide comprehensive health care for all and quality childcare is available at almost no cost. As part of a very competitive economy and strong middle class, Finnish workers receive a minimum of 30 days paid vacation."

  • To read the Seven Days article, click here.

  • To read a Wall Street Journal report on education in Finland, click here
  • To read a CNN report about Finnish workers and vacations, click here.