But you mentioned Marxist policies in your article, which Finland would most likely be quick to distance itself from. Karl Marx was outlining a system based on the inherent goodness and unselfishness of human nature, but this, unfortunately, is not how people are generally motivated. I agree that crony capitalism is a failed model, but true free markets as opposed to extensive government intervention and ownership more closely align with human motivation. There has to be a middle ground that acknowledges and allows for the profit incentive and motivation as well as providing adequate and compassionate safety nets. There has not been a true socialistic system that has worked. There have been free market systems with private ownership but broad safety nets and services that have worked.

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