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♠Book: Viking Economics
♣Author: George Lakey
♥Publisher: Melville House
♦Release: 2016-07-12
★Genre: Business & Economics
☘Pages: 304
✸ISBN: 9781612195377
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: 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 elsewhere. 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.

♠Book: Viking Economics
♣Author: George Lakey
♥Publisher: Melville House Publishing
♦Release: 2017-07-11
★Genre: Business & Economics
☘Pages: 320
✸ISBN: 1612196217
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: 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 elsewhere. 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."

♠Book: Viking Economics
♣Author: George Lakey
♥Publisher:
♦Release: 2016-07-12
★Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
☘Pages: 304
✸ISBN: 1612195369
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: "An academic and activist takes an entertaining look at the Nordic welfare state--and shows us how we, too, can have a far more equal and just economic system In America, many Democrats invoke Scandinavia as a promised land of equality, while most Republicans 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 here at home. The US is too big, or too individualistic, or too puritan, or too. something. Whatever the reason, it's impossible, and we shouldn't bother to try. Enter George Lakey. A longtime activist and academic, Lakey has spent decades studying the economies of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland, and inViking Economics,he reveals that Scandinavia's deep commitment to the welfare state is much more recent than we think. Not long ago, Scandinavia was a far more unequal place, with a much weaker commitment to the social welfare of its citizens. There's nothing inherently Scandinavian about greater equality. so why not try it here? Viking Economicsis more fun and entertaining than any economics book you've ever read. And, very possibly, more convincing! As he ranges from twentieth-century Norwegian history to the details of Swedish childcare policies, Lakey never loses his sense of humor or his expansive, generous vision of a better, more equal future. By explaining that even Scandinavia's grandest experiments in social equality are rooted in recent political struggles, Lakey explains shows how we can do it, too--conventional wisdom be damned"--

♠Book: SILVER ECONOMY IN THE VIKING AGE
♣Author: James Graham-Campbell
♥Publisher: Left Coast Press
♦Release: 2007-03-15
★Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
☘Pages: 228
✸ISBN: 9781598742220
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: In this book contributions by archaeologists and numismatists from six countries address different aspects of how silver was used in both Scandinavia and the wider Viking world during the 8th to 11th centuries AD. The volume brings together a combination of recent summaries and new work on silver and gold coinage, rings and bullion, which allow a better appreciation of the broader socioeconomic conditions of the Viking world. This is an indispensable source for all archaeologists, historians and numismatists involved in Viking Studies.

♠Book: Viking Laval and Beyond
♣Author: Mark Freedland
♥Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
♦Release: 2015-01-29
★Genre: Law
☘Pages: 346
✸ISBN: 9781782255352
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: EU Law in the Member States is a new series dedicated to exploring the impact of landmark CJEU judgments and secondary legislation in legal systems across the European Union. Each book will be written by a team of generalist EU lawyers and experts in the relevant field, bringing together perspectives from a wide range of different Member States in order to compare and analyse the effect of EU law on domestic legal systems and practice. The first volume focuses on the uneasy relationship between the economic freedoms enshrined in Articles 49 and 56 TFEU and the right of workers to take collective action. This conflict has been at the forefront of EU labour law since the CJEU's much-discussed decisions in C-438/05 Viking and C-341/05 Laval, as well as the Commission's more recent attempts at legislative reforms in the failed Monti II Regulation. Viking, Laval and Beyond explores judicial and legislative responses to these measures in 10 Member States, and finds that the impact on domestic legal systems has been much more varied than traditional accounts of EU law would suggest.

♠Book: The Age of the Vikings
♣Author: Anders Winroth
♥Publisher: Princeton University Press
♦Release: 2014-09-07
★Genre: History
☘Pages: 320
✸ISBN: 9781400851904
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships to explore. The Age of the Vikings tells the full story of this exciting period in history. Drawing on a wealth of written, visual, and archaeological evidence, Anders Winroth captures the innovation and pure daring of the Vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage. He not only explains the Viking attacks, but also looks at Viking endeavors in commerce, politics, discovery, and colonization, and reveals how Viking arts, literature, and religious thought evolved in ways unequaled in the rest of Europe. The Age of the Vikings sheds new light on the complex society, culture, and legacy of these legendary seafarers.

♠Book: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
♣Author: John Perkins
♥Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
♦Release: 2004-11-09
★Genre: Biography & Autobiography
☘Pages: 250
✸ISBN: 1576755126
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Perkins, a former chief economist at a Boston strategic-consulting firm, confesses he was an "economic hit man" for 10 years, helping U.S. intelligence agencies and multinationals cajole and blackmail foreign leaders into serving U.S. foreign policy and awarding lucrative contracts to American business.

♠Book: Daily Life of the Vikings
♣Author: Kirsten Wolf
♥Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
♦Release: 2004
★Genre: History
☘Pages: 187
✸ISBN: 0313322694
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Examines the daily lives of the Vikings.

♠Book: Ivory Vikings The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them
♣Author: Nancy Marie Brown
♥Publisher: St. Martin's Press
♦Release: 2015-09-01
★Genre: History
☘Pages: 256
✸ISBN: 9781466879133
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: In the early 1800's, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory. Norse netsuke, each face individual, each full of quirks, the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most famous chess pieces in the world. Harry played Wizard's Chess with them in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Housed at the British Museum, they are among its most visited and beloved objects. Questions abounded: Who carved them? Where? Nancy Marie Brown's Ivory Vikings explores these mysteries by connecting medieval Icelandic sagas with modern archaeology, art history, forensics, and the history of board games. In the process, Ivory Vikings presents a vivid history of the 400 years when the Vikings ruled the North Atlantic, and the sea-road connected countries and islands we think of as far apart and culturally distinct: Norway and Scotland, Ireland and Iceland, and Greenland and North America. The story of the Lewis chessmen explains the economic lure behind the Viking voyages to the west in the 800s and 900s. And finally, it brings from the shadows an extraordinarily talented woman artist of the twelfth century: Margret the Adroit of Iceland.

♠Book: Billion Dollar Ball
♣Author: Gilbert M. Gaul
♥Publisher: Penguin
♦Release: 2015-08-25
★Genre: Sports & Recreation
☘Pages: 288
✸ISBN: 9780698142916
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: • A Boston Globe Best Book of 2015 • “A penetrating examination of how the elite college football programs have become ‘giant entertainment businesses that happened to do a little education on the side.’”—Mark Kram, The New York Times Two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Gilbert M. Gaul offers a riveting and sometimes shocking look inside the money culture of college football and how it has come to dominate a surprising number of colleges and universities. Over the past decade college football has not only doubled in size, but its elite programs have become a $2.5-billion-a-year entertainment business, with lavishly paid coaches, lucrative television deals, and corporate sponsors eager to slap their logos on everything from scoreboards to footballs and uniforms. Profit margins among the top football schools range from 60% to 75%—results that dwarf those of such high-profile companies as Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft—yet thanks to the support of their football-mad representatives in Congress, teams aren’t required to pay taxes. In most cases, those windfalls are not passed on to the universities themselves, but flow directly back into their athletic departments. College presidents have been unwilling or powerless to stop a system that has spawned a wildly profligate infrastructure of coaches, trainers, marketing gurus, and a growing cadre of bureaucrats whose sole purpose is to ensure that players remain academically eligible to play. From the University of Oregon’s lavish $42 million academic center for athletes to Alabama coach Nick Saban’s $7 million paycheck—ten times what the school pays its president, and 70 times what a full-time professor there earns—Gaul examines in depth the extraordinary financial model that supports college football and the effect it has had not only on other athletic programs but on academic ones as well. What are the consequences when college football coaches are the highest paid public employees in over half the states in an economically troubled country, or when football players at some schools receive ten times the amount of scholarship awards that academically gifted students do? Billion-Dollar Ball considers these and many other issues in a compelling account of how an astonishingly wealthy sports franchise has begun to reframe campus values and distort the fundamental academic mission of our universities. From the Hardcover edition.