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Viking Economics: Audiobook

Viking Economics:: How the Scandinavians Got It Right - And How We Can, Too

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Publisher's Summary

Liberals worldwide invoke Scandinavia as a promised land of equality, while most conservatives fear it as a hotbed of liberty-threatening socialism. But the left and right can usually agree on one thing: that the Nordic system is impossible to replicate elsewhere. The US and UK are too big, or too individualistic, or too - something.

In Viking Economics - perhaps the most fun economics audiobook you've ever listened to - George Lakey dispels these myths. He explores the inner-workings of the Nordic economies that boast the world's happiest, most productive workers, and explains how, if we can enact some of the changes the Scandinavians fought for, surprisingly recently, we too can embrace equality in our economic policy.

©2017 Melville House (P)2017 TalkingBook

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    Kind of out of Talking Book's ballpark but such a good book. Complex but very approachable. Listen up, because this is legit!

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    I can't believe this book isn't bigger. If everyone would just listen and work together we'd have this situation on lockdown. So necessary right now. Thanks, Mr. Lakey!

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    A very interesting look into the Nordic model of society. George Lakey breaks down Scandinavian countries in regard to health, income, and over all happiness and he makes a very convincing argument for why we should be taking notes. Wonderful audiobook!


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    If you've never read this or heard about this topic you've got to listen. Seriously mind boggling that the USA doesn't take a note from this study. Come on, people!

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    Love that this exists. Wish they would release this on the news. Exactly what people need to hear.

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    Amazing. Can't believe this isn't required reading (or listening). Should be taught in schools. Awesome book!

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    SOOOOOOOOOO good. Viking Economics was really fun all the way through. I'm moving to Scandinavia.

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    This should be taught in schools. Fun, interesting and really important. I'm moving to Scandinavia.

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    This is something that everyone should hear. Very convincing. Very well-written and the narration is great!

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