These nations developed viking economics through extensive relentless and nonviolent organizing and protest including resistance to the us uk push toward the right that began in the 1980s from the early twentieth century on organizers took a universal approach including the unemployed in labor unions pressing for policies that benefit all rather than a select population. Shelves 5 star politics economics viking economics how the scandinavians got it right and how we can too by george lakey 2016 this book by lakey gave me a good sense of what an economy looks like whose purpose is not maximization of wealth by the wealthy but freedom and equality and sustainability. Viking economics how the scandinavians got it right and how we can too george lakey melville house 2016 freedom is normally a value claimed by the right and equality by the left often the two are regarded as trade offs if you want more freedom you get less equality and vice versa but george lakey claims that both are delivered by the . 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 now with a new afterword by the author george lakey dispels these myths he explores the inner workings of the nordic economies . Viking economics how the scandinavians got right and how we can too by george lakey reviewed by jerry woolpy growing inequality is the root cause of our malaise the symptoms are elite and corporate dominance and our inability to moderate them at the ballot box norway sweden and denmark provide the vision for our progressive movement
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