The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life

The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life Author Anu Partanen
ISBN-10 0062316559
ISBN-13 9780062316554
Year 2017-06-27
Pages 448
Language English
Publisher Harper Paperbacks
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A Finnish journalist now a naturalized American citizen asks Americans to draw on elements of the Nordic way of life to nurture a fairer happier more secure and less stressful society for themselves and their children Moving to America in 2008 Finnish journalist Anu Partanen quickly went from confident successful professional to wary self doubting mess She found that navigating the basics of everyday lifefrom buying a cell phone and filing taxes to education and childcarewas much more complicated and stressful than anything she encountered in her homeland At first she attributed her crippling anxiety to the difficulty of adapting to a freewheeling new culture But as she got to know Americans better she discovered they shared her deep apprehension To understand why life is so different in the U S and Finland Partanen began to look closely at both In The Nordic Theory of Everything Partanen compares and contrasts life in the United States with life in the Nordic region focusing on four key relationshipsparents and children men and women employees and employers and government and citizens She debunks criticism that Nordic countries are socialist nanny states revealing instead that it is we Americans who are far more enmeshed in unhealthy dependencies than we realize As Partanen explains step by step the Nordic approach allows citizens to enjoy more individual freedom and independence than we do Partanen wants to open Americans eyes to how much better things can beto show her beloved new country what it can learn from her homeland to reinvigorate and fulfill the promise of the American dreamto provide the opportunity to live a healthy safe economically secure upwardly mobile life for everyone Offering insights advice and solutions The Nordic Theory of Everything makes a convincing argument that we can rebuild our society rekindle our optimism and restore true freedom to our relationships and lives

Viking Economics

Viking Economics Author George Lakey
ISBN-10 9781612195377
Release 2016-07-12
Pages 304