Book Club - Viking Economics

Culture Club
Date: Monday, 29 March 2021 19:00

Venue: Zoom

An entertaining look at the Nordic welfare state, showing us how we can all benefit from a far more equal and just economic system.

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. The US and UK are too big, or too individualistic, or too... something.

In Viking Economics - perhaps the most fun economics book you've ever read - 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.

If you'd like to join us for the discussion, drop us an email and we'll send you the link to the Zoom meeting. No need to have read the book, but it helps!


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