„I know that some people in the U. S. associate the Nordic model with some sort of socialism... Therefore, I would like to make one thing clear. Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy... The Nordic model is an expanded welfare state which provides a high level of security to its citizens, but it is also a successful market economy with much freedom to pursue your dreams and live your life as you wish.“
— Lars Løkke Rasmussen
"Nordic Solutions and Challenges: A Danish Perspective" http://www.vox.com/2015/10/31/9650030/denmark-prime-minister-bernie-sanders (October 2015), speech to Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.