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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.

©2017 Melville House (P)2017 TalkingBook

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  • Adam
  • 10-08-2017

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
  • 19-10-2017

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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  • Brent
  • 21-09-2017

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-09-2017

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-08-2017

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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  • 16-08-2017

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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  • James
  • 14-08-2017

Really enjoyed this!

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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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  • Ted Lapis
  • 19-01-2018

A Proven Way Forward

“Viking Economics” shows people a way forward, that is not “pie in the sky,” but is based on recent history. Centuries of elite class rule, divided people to keep them subservient. Working together, in nonviolent coalitions, is the only way to a better tomorrow. The USA has shown both the promise of hope, and the despair of self-pity. One path is Light, the other is full of “Dark Money,” and suffering. Will we work together?

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  • Debra Hartrum
  • 10-01-2018

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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  • Tal
  • 05-10-2017

Must Listen

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!