An Afternoon with George Lakey at M.S.B.
- – Feb 18, 2017
- Midtown Scholar Bookstore & Café
- 1302 N. Third St.
Harrisburg, PA 17102
- Times: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
- Phone: (717) 236-1680
How the Scandinavians got it right -- and how we can, too
by George Lakey
In this book a retired Swarthmore College professor who has lived and worked in Norway tells an uplifting story. What economists call “the Nordic model” puts Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden at the top tier of international ratings. That includes education, abundance of jobs, health care, and security for all people. Only Norway found substantial oil. All four Nordics were nimble in bouncing back from the 2008 crisis that still bedevils Europe and the U.S.
The book tells a human story: what is it like to be a professional in Norway, or a parent or student or worker or entrepreneur or farmer or retired person or immigrant?