George Lakey Explains the Benefits of Scandinavian Economics

We’ve heard that the Scandinavian countries – Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway – have a better quality of life and less inequality than the United States.

Why is this so? And how did this “Nordic model” come about? What is relevant to a U.S. context? In his new book, Viking Economics, veteran organizer George Lakey explores the history of Nordic social movements that reduced poverty and inequality and the policies that foster such livable societies.

Photo: Pixbay (



Great, Fun and Humorous Wall Art Decors. Digital Instant Download Files to make your home cozy and cute.

Just download it and print size you need.

4 comments for “George Lakey Explains the Benefits of Scandinavian Economics

  1. zicada
    January 26, 2019 at 8:55 am

    The correct term is not democratic socialism. It's social democratism.

  2. ISP BrotherWolf
    January 26, 2019 at 8:55 am

    USA, stand up and revolt, stand up and be who you are.

  3. Andrew Weeraratne
    January 26, 2019 at 8:55 am

    George Lakey you should look into what the Modern Money Theory people say about taxation and govt spending. Under the fiat money system taxes are not levied to pay expenses and there is no relationship between those two. Taxes are levied to make the society more equal in wealth and control inflation etc. You should look into that since in the USA we don't have to tax people to give the same benefits they give to the common people in Scandinavia. In the USA we give huge welfare right now only to the .01% and that come from fiat money. So social safety net for the 99% also can come from the fiat money which would be much less than the welfare now we give to the .01%.

  4. nicethugbert
    January 26, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Prosecute public officials for war crimes and corruption? No can do.
    Prosecute bankers for fraud and economic terrorism? No can do.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *