Norway’s 47 billion dollar highway project seems absolutely groundbreaking. Some of the highlights of the plan:>poised to replace ferry services over fjords>683 miles>first of its kind floating, not anchored bridge>longest underwater tunnel in the world
How does a country of 5.38 million afford something like this? Canada has over 35 million people and they can't even build an LRT in their capital city. Are they flushing our tax money down the toilet here?
>>1735798How does Norway afford anything? Oil.
>>1735799Yes, it’s fully funded by George Koch>>1735798People are probably ok with it as it’s a massive growth opportunity. Lots of the islands that will be connected by this highway are served only by ferries and a road connecting them would make things like commerce, tourism, commuting and more way easier for the entire country.
>>1735799Canada also had oil…?
>>1735798Canada also has tons of 3rd world immigrants. At this point Canada is 3rd world country.
>>1735789We are performing tests to see what the driver experience will be, and of course, safety is our first priority whenever we plan any type of construction for transport. Fires and explosions are some of the loads that are included in the design, since the early phases. We are planning some scale test for fire and explosion loads, also to take into consideration the possibility of having, for example, a truck carrying dangerous goods exploding inside the tunnel
>>1735853Not like Norway, and I doubt the Canadian govt. were as financially savvy with it either. The oil company is state owned meaning the government takes all the profits.In fact, the country puts 99% of said profits into the "Petroleum Fun of Norway" that benefits all citizens. The fund is currently worth $1.303.430.469.000. This is socialism with money and it's god damn beautiful.
>>1735879If you count citizens as state shareholders that would be capitalism.Its just in the other countries citizens de facto are not "shareholders" of the state but assets or employees of the state-company.
>>1735879>This is socialismAmerican educationPlease read a book, maybe even two
>>1735798the norwegian covernment nationalised its oil revenue and invested the majority of its money into a national hedge fund with money placed in massive corporations. consequentially norway has a massive yearly passive income that it as a government can use.
>ferriessoul>miles long bridgessoulless
>>1735979i agree. the exception is old stone bridges with arcs
>>1735905Now that's communism if the citizens are share holders.
>>1735853We have lots of oil, we simply refuse to exploit it. Alberta’s economy is constantly in the shitter because when oil prices are good we hear about how we need to shift away from oil in our economy. If we just exploited it now in the short term for the Long term benefits we’d probably be doing even better shit than this.
>>1735799No, we sell white girl pussy to the black market.
>>1735789The floaters that hold the "floating" tunnel seems like a major oversight. One wrong move by a ship and the floaters supporting the tunnel can get torn off and endanger everyone in the tunnel.
>>1735789>cucked speeds limitsNice try Norway but no.
>>1736060Nah.Under communsim you get goods proportionally your "needs", what are vaguely defined, and if you consider that needs and demand are infinite it' becomes the mess. Under capitalsim shareholder gets income and voting power according to the clearly defined share.
>>1735789>tons and tons of taxpayer money spent on a road going along the coast when it's decreed govt policy to get more transportation done by sea>>1736077Make your false flag less obvious next time, Sven.
>>1735789Norway has no industry, no great companies, no historical accomplishments, but they have oil. Is this economically sound? Of course not, but they’ll piss away the money anyways.
>>1737383compared to most oil dependent nations they're not doing too badly when it comes to long term planning
>>1735802>Lots of the islands that will be connected by this highway are served only by ferriesMost of that's already done. It's about sorting out 7 longer crossings (and improving some other stretches of the road as well). Some of those will be difficult because they're in very scenic areas.However, in engineering terms it is the crossing just north of Stavanger that is the trickiest because it's necessarily fairly long and exposed to significant storms every year. The other crossings are all in much more sheltered environments. (However, the next crossing north of the one I've just identified is probably the most expensive to sort out due to its length.)The floating bridge might be at Molde. That's another very long crossing, but in sheltered waters that don't see vast numbers of huge ships.
How do I move to Norway? Is it worth living there as an immigrant? I’m white euro btw
>>1737671>I’m white euro btwShow your foreskin
>>1735799At today's price? lolnoBasically Norwegian government have got to foot in the bill and hoping the toll collection would somewhat recoup their "investment"
>>1737671If you are a EEA citizen the simple answer is "just go there". There might be some registration you need to fill out to get a ID number, but every EEA citizen can move there and work there.
>>1737671Norway is overhyped. Being the number 1 in HDI really doesn't mean much, since living standards remain virtually identical across the board once you're past the 0.9 HDI mark. Life in Norway isn't going to be any significant upgrade from Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Ireland, etc.
>>1735789Norway is pure ki/n/o