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What would an entrepreneurial welfare state look like?

Helsinki’s new city library, ‘Oodi’

By Ville Takala and Kalle Nieminen

The welfare state is arguably the greatest social innovation of all time. But increasingly, it is coming under attack.

It is far from unusual to hear arguments that welfare state structures, put in place originally to tackle social ills created by industrial capitalism, are no longer fit for purpose. On all…

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