I have argued that a society has a soul of its own. It's my understanding that the soul rewards correct behaviours (thoughts). It also punishes wrong behaviours. It's my understanding that 6 000 000 jews were killed in order to teach the Jewish people that life is not about gathering money. I guess you learn that real fast in a concentration camp. It sucks to be Gods chosen people, but at least they got a their own country.
Looking at Sweden using this type of perspective one can understand that star athletes like Gunder Hägg and Nora Anna probably were no coincidences but rather a reward for good behaviour and probably helped to reinforce the behaviour. It seems like Sweden keeps producing star athletes that to me seems out of proportion from a statistical view point. To me the logical explanation is that of society's soul rewarding us and reinforcing our behaviour. This is done using pride (collective emotion). Nature can in this fashion program a society. Sovjet Union tried to use sports to program its society. That worked really well.
I agree that this is a very simplistic way of looking at things, but it sort of explains why socities that excel produce the greatest talents. Based on this one might consider to dismantle institutionalized structural violence such as psychiatry. According to my reasoning one might than suspect that such a society would be rewarded. However, life is not about kissing ass and then expect to be handsomely rewarded. One has to be grateful for the small gifts that one might get. A correct behaviour is always in itself the greatest reward.
War, religion, climate, natural disasters, and environment are according to this view just different types of structural violence available to Nature.
Finally I would like to suggest that people who recieve welfare money is asked to donate maybe an hour a day of their time. For example they could go each morning to an old people's home and sit down and talk and drink coffee with the elderly or if the home decides to get a dog for the elderly someone could come by and take the dog for a walk. This seems to me like a way to increase quality of living for both parties, without taking away any jobs. Another way of expressing this view was made by John F. Kennedy when he said: "Ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country".