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Nov 25
A well meaning man

Today, Norway’s largest newspaper Aftenposten published the following debate article from the Conservative party’s (Høyres) leader, Erna Solberg, celebrating former prime minister Jan P. Syse, who would have been 80 this day, 25 November 2010.

Syse, Solberg remarks, was very much located in the conservative tradition. Syse argued that the private property is the fourth right (beyond the French revolution values of freedom, equality and brotherhood), securing the right of the individual against the state. Solberg also describes Syse as a cooperation man, and notes his idea of “co-property democracy” (medeierdemokrati).

This blog is for research, not politics, but these ideas are interesting for research. The co-property democracy idea strikes a broad chord for example in working life research, although it is hard to achieve.

Honours to a good man, and to a woman for making the point.