Nov 30, 2016
The incoming US administration may abolish Medicare and will most certainly radically alter Obamacare. In this interview with George Lakey, KGNU's Claudia Cragg explores for #ItsTheEconomy how Nordic countries boast the world’s happiest, most productive workers, and explains how, if the US could enact some of the changes that the Scandinavians fought for surprisingly recently, the US too, can embrace equality in economic policy.
George Lakey co-founded Earth Quaker Action Group which won its five-year campaign to force a major U.S. bank to give up financing mountaintop removal coal mining. Along with college teaching (at Swarthmore mostly) he has led 1,500 workshops on five continents and led activist projects on local, national, and international levels. Apart from this book on 'Viking Economics', Lakey has written many other books and articles, and is also author of “Strategizing for a Living Revolution” in David Solnit’s book Globalize Liberation (City Lights, 2004).