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Viking Economics:

How the Scandinavians Got It Right - And How We Can, Too
Narrated by: Chris Roman
Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
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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.

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Great quality and Important!

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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  • Russ
  • HOT SPRINGS, New Caledonia
  • 10-19-17

Amazing ideas in this book

Expect a clean, professionally narrated book about economics and social policy but FUN! Loved it and would listen to again.

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SO GOOD!

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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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Great Audiobook

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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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MIND BLOWING

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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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More of this!

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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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Really enjoyed this!

What did you love best about Viking Economics:?

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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I recomend this to everyone!

So simple and logical. It should be required reading.
I plan to read more from this author.

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Interesting Social History

This book doesn't really cover economics, if economics is the study of the interchange of currency, goods, and services. Rather, it's a look at the historical and social conditions that have led to the economic systems now in effect in Scandinavia. It does include comparative statistics (e.g., amount of innovation in Scandinavia versus North America), but it doesn't go into the details of specific economic questions. For that reason, the book will probably be of more interest to the layman than the economics student. Basically, the book makes the case that, if the United States were to realign its values around community, as opposed to the individual and profit, then it too could see a rise in the general quality of the life of its citizens, just as Scandinavia has. The reader wasn't bad, but it didn't seem like he could actually affect the Nordic accents he was trying to. Overall very interesting and worthwhile, but not a book of economics per se.

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Really Interesting

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George Lakey has something to say. I'd listen to him, America. More of this. More of this.

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  • 02-12-19

Interesting ideas and great insight

A nice and simple way to see the economic comparisons of the Nordics and the USA, author sounds a little dated but did hold the story together well.