"oecd Factbook (see Public Finance - Social Expenditure. Both facilities have strong implications on material research. A b Scott,. "Röster Val 2014" (in Swedish). Media Main article: Media in Sweden Swedes are among the greatest consumers of newspapers in the world, and nearly every town is served by a local paper. The Judiciary is independent from the Riksdag, Government and other State administrative authorities. 187 Historically, Sweden provided solid support for free trade (except agriculture) and mostly relatively strong and stable property rights (both private and public though some economists have pointed out that Sweden promoted industries with tariffs and used publicly subsidised R D during the country's early.