George Lakey: Author of Viking Economics | Political Science
Mar 23, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Neville Hall - Auditorium 3
6 A East Packer Avenue
Bethlehem PA 18015
George Lakey: Author of Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians got it right and how we can too. From Divided Nation to Shared Prosperity? Learning from Scandinavia.
Like the U. S. today, the Scandinavian nations once had sharp inequality with significant poverty, a pretend democracy, and highly polarized politics. By the 1950s they’d achieved consensus and reached the top tier of international ratings for equality, freedom and shared abundance, where they have ranked ever since. Lakey will share insights from his newest book.
George Lakey recently retired as Eugene M. Lange Visiting Professor for Issues in Social Change at Swarthmore College where he managed the Global Nonviolent Direct Action Database. He is co-founder of EQAT, the Earth Quaker Action Team.