The key condition for people’s freedom and creativity, for welfare, prosperity and development is the market economy. The market economy is the system in which lasting progress can only be achieved by creating value for others. It turns basic human characteristics, such as curiosity, responsibility, ingenuity, and thrift with limited resources, into driving forces for the benefit of all.
The market economy is necessary for people’s freedom and creativity, for welfare, prosperity and development. The market economy is the economic order in which lasting success can only be achieved by creating value for others. The market economy turns basic human qualities, such as curiosity, responsibility, resourcefulness, and thrift in relation to scarce resources into driving forces for the benefit of all. All countries – including Sweden – that have succeeded in creating societies based on freedom and democracy, material prosperity and a high quality of life are market economies. For the market economy to achieve its full wealth-creating potential, it needs to be continuously defended. By unleashing the power of the market economy, political decisions can lead to improved competitiveness and greater prosperity.
With knowledge, technology, and commitment, Sweden and Swedish businesses have the potential to remain leading influences in the green transition.
Energy supply, infrastructure, and an efficient public sector are necessary for businesses to grow and flourish. Political decisions that support entrepreneurship and thereby improve Swedish competitiveness are necessary for increased prosperity. Roads and transport systems make it possible to transport goods efficiently.
Digital infrastructure makes it possible to access knowledge and information. The availability of electricity and raw materials makes it possible to develop, produce and provide goods and services. The financial system, laws and national regulations are also a type of infrastructure, which, if appropriately designed, make it possible to run businesses and create wealth.
It should be easy to get a job and to employ people. Therefore, it is necessary to have an education system that provides good basic knowledge for lifelong learning and the skill sets that businesses need. It must also be easy for businesses that are unable to find the skills they need in the domestic economy to recruit workers from other countries.
All those of working age have a responsibility to support themselves. And it must always pay to work harder. Taxes need to be structured in such a way so that everyone is encouraged to work.
We all depend on Sweden being an attractive country in which to start and run a business. Therefore, taxes, rules and agreements relating to the labour market must be designed so that Swedish companies are competitive on the global market.
Swedish companies must be able to import, export and invest across borders to enable growth and job creation in Sweden. Exports account for almost half of Sweden’s GDP and for 1.3 million jobs in Sweden. Free trade has made Swedish businesses successful in the world and has made Sweden a rich country. At the same time, Swedish innovations contribute to the availability of competitive and sustainable goods and services globally.
The EU’s single market is a safe home market for many Swedish businesses. People, goods, services and capital move freely on the single market. Sweden needs to be a strong voice for functioning trade within the EU. Sweden must fill the void created by the UK’s exit from the Union and firmly push for an efficient and free trade-friendly EU.