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Viking Economics:

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

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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.

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  • Adam
  • 10-08-17

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
  • 19-10-17

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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  • Brent
  • 21-09-17

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
  • 17-09-17

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
  • 28-08-17

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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  • 16-08-17

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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  • Davey
  • 14-08-17

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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  • Sami
  • 22-08-19

We’ll researched book

I just returned from a Scandinavian tour. I would vouch for everything in this book. These countries are a league of their own. The harmony between nature and people is amazing. Adopting the socialist model was tarnished by similarities to communism and corruption. Freedom and equality are pillars in Scandinavia but I would add accountability are merits that built the Viking economy and way of life. Read “Jante’s Law” to learn more. I was surprised that the book didn’t refer to it

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  • Robert Field
  • 03-07-19

I disagree with somethings...

He supports kanye's economics, and the notion that Nordic countries are "socialist" and not capitalist.

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  • Antonio
  • 25-03-19

I recomend this to everyone!

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