Olafur Grimsson Olafur Grimsson Keynotes

The speeches by Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson focus on how to overcome seemingly impossible problems....

Keynotes.org Need Inspiration?

Get inspired by our collection of 2,000+ keynote speaker videos and 100+ courses of innovative content.

Iceland's President Ólafur Grímsson Gives a Compelling Free Market Talk

By: Misel Saban - Nov 14, 2014
References: youtube
Iceland's charming President Ólafur Grímsson's free market talk explains how northern European countries such as Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, Finland and Norway are successfully thriving in a social welfare system. Adopting a social welfare model is a key method to help a country create a resistant economic growth foundation.

According to Grímsson, social welfare economies thrive because citizens from any class, income level or status can access the same high quality healthcare, education and economic treatment. This fairness and equality boasts an economy that is set up to succeed by equipping all citizens with the tools they need to flourish. On a larger scale, each of these five countries have grown to have large-scale companies and markets that rival many of those in opposite ends of the world. "To provide everybody with a right to education and healthcare," Grímsson says, "is a formula for economic and business success."