What is the economic benefit of social and economic exclusion, discrimination, and alienation? The case of Sweden for example
23 May 2013
The riots in the Stockholm area where cars, building, and other
assets have been destroyed is a heavy costly issue to the society that
will stretch to millions. Why and how does it make economic sense to
reject a class of people from participating in economic life, not
usually, largely because of their abilities but because of the colour
of their skin?
It has now been unanimously established that certain groups of
persons in the Swedish society are excluded, discriminated upon and
alienated from the economic and social life of the country. This means
that they get no way of participating in economic activities. While
they are not happy about that, as human beings, the country is also
loosing big time.
From the riots and the comment made by the rioters, such as that, they
want to be heard, many of them want to work and develop a life for
themselves instead of seating, and relying on hand outs.
It is also true that not every one has the same abilities. There are
those who are natural risk takers - who can start businesses and have
the drive to spot areas of potentials. These people will still need
those who are good at working and transforming new discoveries into
So, in today's Swedish society, when some groups of person are
identified as lacking capabilities just because of the colour of their
skin, the way the speak the language, is just strange and makes no
economic sense. This are tow main factors that account for getting a
career in Sweden - race and the ability to peak Swedish not well but
with no foreign accent. Therefore if some such as such as Jamal Osman
the celebrated British Channel 4 reporter was in Sweden, he will never
be looked upon.
The question that emerges now is who pays for those who are rejected in
the jobs market? Surprisingly, those who work and pay taxes do. Their
taxes feed these ones who are not working and many don't know that.
Such a situation is not only seen in Sweden but also very popular
across the white world, except to a slightly lesser extent in the USA
were people of colour have a better chance of career development that
The society not only looses able bodied people who could assist in
economic and social development of the country; they make less
contribution in taxes, social insurance while consuming services such
as healthcare and if they have children, their children will go to
school and use healthcare which "you" the discriminator pays for.
In Sweden, it looks like the people there are happy to pay for
those they don't like to see in their places of work, the non-white
people - they are happy that they stay at home and collect handouts.
The last nights of unrest in the Stockholm area will cost the community
additional millions of increased effort to manage vandalism. The last
few nights Sweden had had over a hundred extra police officers drafted
and intend to probably continue with that for the few days, according
to the police spokesperson Kjell Lindgren. Around Skr600 000 per night
is the costs of the increased police effort.
The city of Stockholm is seeing this as extra expense that was not
planned for. This is follow with insurance payment for the cars
and property that were damaged. Also it remains questionable if
businesses will stay open.
According to Irene Svenonius, mayor of Stockholm, she feels that
businesses that will be able to be kept open will do and that they try
to do what they can do to keep businesses open. She also believes that
it is important not to give in to damage even if it involves more
Does it make sense to throw all this resources just because certain
groups of people are not nice to be seen at a place of work? When will
an economy such as Sweden understand that engaging all irrespective of
race will make the welfare system cheaper and people wealthier as
individual tax bill will reduce since more will pay taxes. Does Swedish
companies even know that people with immigrant background can be great
PR for their companies in their countries or origin?
by Scancomark.com Team
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