This is for those who convinced themselves that Scandinavian countries are some sort of a paradise. N wouldn’t have lasted a year in such a country. He already perceives annual visits to Sheryl, our accountant, as deeply invasive and painful. Having his financial business made public for the purposes of shaming and gossip is not something his would enjoy.
I have no problem with exposure but I do resent the ideological implications of this approach. I’ve heard many accounts of Ukrainians who arrive in Sweden and Norway and realize that busting their asses at work (and Ukrainians tend to be among the more high-aiming immigrants) is utterly useless because seniority is the only way to get promoted. Hey, why do you think Swedes were so welcoming to African and Middle Eastern immigrants in recent years? They know that immigrants are fucked without seniority and would always be an underclass.
The strong welfare state of the Scandinavian countries comes at the expense of any form of social and economic mobility. Even in Canada it’s worse than here in this sense.