Northern Lights: The Positive Policy Example of Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway

Northern Lights: The Positive Policy Example of Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway

Andrew Scott / Jul 24, 2019

Northern Lights The Positive Policy Example of Sweden Finland Denmark and Norway The nations of Scandinavia and Finland or Nordic Europe continue to provide living proof that economic prosperity can be combined with social equality and environmental responsibility This book wri

  • Title: Northern Lights: The Positive Policy Example of Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway
  • Author: Andrew Scott
  • ISBN: 9781921867927
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • The nations of Scandinavia and Finland, or Nordic Europe, continue to provide living proof that economic prosperity can be combined with social equality and environmental responsibility This book, written from an Australian perspective, explores previous outside English speaking nations policy interests in the Nordic nations, and it shares these lessons, in particular, tThe nations of Scandinavia and Finland, or Nordic Europe, continue to provide living proof that economic prosperity can be combined with social equality and environmental responsibility This book, written from an Australian perspective, explores previous outside English speaking nations policy interests in the Nordic nations, and it shares these lessons, in particular, to learn from the achievements of the four main Nordic European countries In terms of income distribution, Sweden is much equal than Australia and Britain and twice as equal as the United States Workforce participation in the Nordic nations is high, but working hours remain within reasonable limits, promoting genuine work life balance Child poverty there is very low Finland has produced stunning educational success since the 1990s Denmark invests in comprehensive skills training as part of providing security with flexibility at work In Norway, the taxation approach ensures that natural resources are used sustainably for the entire nation s long term wealth All of these achievements are relevant to the question of future policy directions for countries outside of Nordic Europe The magic of the markets philosophy that has failed so miserably wherever it has been tried is not the only option open to us Northern Lights tells us how the Nordic nations have adopted people focused and economically sustainable ways of operating Professor Peter Doherty, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine This brilliant book, written in a journalistic style, is one of the most engaging books on economic and social policy I have read It is rare and positive for an academic writer to write in such an understandable way for a general audience Susan Cahill, Presenter and Producer, Talking Books, Newstalk FM Radio, Dublin, Ireland Series Public Policy Subject Nordic Studies, Public Policy, Economics

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    1. I found a lot to like in this book, but then, I am the target audience (left-leaning, university-educated, Australia). The book goes into a lot of detail to demolish a number of free market economics articles of faith, and shows how other countries are handling childcare, education, job training and resource extraction more equitably and with better outcomes than we are in Australia.It falls down a little on providing ideas of how to get from here to there, advocating a largely undefined increme [...]


    2. Well, I knew Scandinavia was amazing!!! :) A well written book, would have been nice to see things that are going well in Australia. 3 stars not due to the quality of the book, but because my basic knowledge was lacking in some of the areas to get the most out of it (taxation, unions and employment) and it felt too much like "homework". Section on child poverty and education are amazing though (clearly I got most out of these as they are areas of interest of mine) and yes free Uni is possible!! [...]


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