George Lakey Author of Viking Economics; Co-Founder of EQAT

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:00am
Neville Auditorium III (#103)

From Divided Nation to Shared Prosperity? Learning From Scandinavia

A Talk by Political Activist, Nonviolence Advocate and Trainer, and Author.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Neville Auditorium III (#103)

Like the U.S. today, the Scandinavian nations once had sharp inequality with significant poverty, a pretend democracy, and highly polarized politics. By the 1950's they'd achieved consensus and reached the top tier of internatinal ratings for equality, freedom and shared abundance, where they have ranked ever since. Lakey will share insights from his newest book, "Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians got it right and how we can too". 

George Lakey recently retired as Eugene M. Lange Visiting Professor for Issues in Social Change at Swarthmore College where he managed Global Nonviolent Direct Action Database. He is co-founder of EQAT, the Earth Quaker Action Team.