According to the United Nations Human Development Index, Norway has achieved the highest level of human development in the world today.

High levels of wealth redistribution, strong institutions, and political stability supported by a bounty of the world’s highest quantity of per capita “natural capital”, has made this significant social achievement a reality.

But looking at Norwegian society through the lens of several foreign individuals experience, the darker side of a society that has become a model in which others romanticize, emulate and aspire is uncovered.

By looking at the relationship between ethnic homogeneity, wealth redistribution and discrimination, a difficult question is asked. In a society built on values of egalitarianism, are some more equal than others?