With its heavy body and tiny wings, it seems the bumblebee should not be able to fly – yet it does so with grace and efficiency. Sweden can be compared to a bumblebee, seeming to defy the laws of economic gravity. High wages, strong unions, generous welfare and regulated markets – how can Sweden claim to be a dream location for business, while coming out on top of rankings for childcare, work-life balance, equality and the environment? ‘Bumblebee Nation’ investigates the Swedish economic model and asks what makes it tick today. Based on more than 70 interviews with leading figures in industry and politics, the book is a journey through Swedish society, examining the various bumblebee features that set it apart from other nations.