It all began with an article by Jonathan Cohn in the New Republic: Great Danes (subscription needed, but see below).
Then Brad deLong trew his hat in the ring (extensive quotes) and opened a debate on his blog.
I wrote a comment which then got hoisted and sparked a new debate and finally, Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard, posted the article over at Punditokraterne where you can follow another debate if you read any of the Scandinavian languages.
As a matter of fact, you can now choose between a leftish American and a rightish Danish take on the matter.
Just one short note: It is important to keep the discussions about Europe vs. the US, Scandinavia vs. Europe and Denmark vs. Sweden apart. What we are really taking about here is the Danish, not the Scandinavian model.
Bonus information: I’ve never lived in Elsinore but my father actually worked there for almost ten years. The town has a Conservative mayor who calls for higher taxes.