norway left out of michael moore’s “sicko”

A link to this clip made its way to my email and a quick search at YouTube says that this clip only made it to the bonus material section of Michael Moore’s latest documentary about the US healthcare system, “Sicko”. Moore narrates that while making the film, he visited a county “that blows France out of the water,” a place “so scary he couldn’t put it in the film.” Then he enumerates some of the benefits that Norwegians reap from the welfare state, like expecting mothers getting a full year of paid maternity leave.

He continues that Norway is first on the United Nations Human Development list. The famous Nordic social welfare system provides Norwegians with a first class health, education and benefits system, financed through taxes. I am glad to actually see where my taxes go, and soon, I’m going to reap some benefits when I go out of work. I would register at the national job placement office for monthly allowance until I find a new job. Isn’t that just unbelievable?

Anyway, see more of Norway’s social welfare system (including the hunky prison inmates) and videos of Oslo’s attractions. Happy weekend!


4 Responses to “norway left out of michael moore’s “sicko””

  1. 1 chase November 26, 2007 at 6:56 am

    I actually agree to most things that he pointed out about Norway.

  2. 2 freshmess November 27, 2007 at 12:46 am

    Ikke sant, Chase? Og hva synes du om de velbygde fangene? Hehehe!

  3. 3 chase December 8, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    Jeg synes at det er ganske kjekk! lol!

  4. 4 Ryan States January 9, 2008 at 7:37 am

    I have the Sicko DVD. There are a lot of interesting things in his Special Features menu. After watching his piece on Norway I’m immediately prepared to move there. Seriously. Who can tell me the climate averages there and how much money does it take to immigrate?

    Why didn’t anybody tell me that America is NOT the greatest country in the world. Why do we have hundreds of TV channels but nothing that reveals the flaws of the United States? All day long we’re told how much the rest of the world is screwed up and how we need to fix it with more defense money.

    If I move to another country, I’d fear a US invasion. By the way, if the US is too stubborn to regulate emissions, isn’t this a threat to the climate around the world? Why haven’t we been invaded by the other nations of the world coming together for a common cause?

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