And before somebody comes with the standard argument about high taxes in Norway vs. USA, consider this:
Yes both personal income tax and sales tax in Norway is high relative to US, but so are wages for ordinary workers. (Not so for CEOs and Executives only)
In Norway (and most other European countries) your taxes pay for your health care, education, pension and a whole host of of other benefits and are not dependent on your employer’s generosity. This applies to anybody who are residents, or who work in Norway, incl. on ships under NOR flag, regardless of nationality, race or religion etc.
You are covered from cradle to grave and do not have to worry about being sick, injured, disabled or out of work. (As long as you are paying your taxes that is)
Now, take what you pay in total for the same service and security if you are living and working in USA, if that is at all possible.
Even if you are covered by health insurance through your employer it is indirectly paid for by you, same as by your taxes in Norway. But in Norway you don’t loose your health insurance if you loose your job.
Unless you are member of a Government or Employers pension fund, you have to save up for your old age, or depend on your children to be caring for you.
If you have children who are going to collage you will either have to save or borrow to cover expensive tuition fees and other expenses.
If you add all those expenses on top of your tax payment, do you reach anything comparable to the tax burden in Norway/Europe?
But at least you have the pleasure of knowing that somebody get rich off your hard labour and thrift.
I.e. the Shareholder, CEOs and Executives of Insurance Companies, Hospitals, Pharmaceutical Industry and those who own and operate the Collages.
If you still wonder why there are few Norwegians migrating to USA, look at the quality of living and security that is afforded here relative to most places in USA, especially the big cities.