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The Nordic theory of everything : in search of a better life, Anu Partanen

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The Nordic theory of everything : in search of a better life
Title
The Nordic theory of everything
Title remainder
in search of a better life
Statement of responsibility
Anu Partanen
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Language
eng
Summary
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 life{u2014}from buying a cell phone and filing taxes to education and childcare{u2014}was 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 relationships{u2014}parents and children, men and women, employees and employers, and government and citizens. She debunks criticism that Nordic countries are socialist 2nanny states,3 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{u2019} eyes to how much better things can be{u2014}to show her beloved new country what it can learn from her homeland to reinvigorate and fulfill the promise of the American dream{u2014}to 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
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NjBwBT
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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The Nordic theory of everything : in search of a better life, Anu Partanen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm80725052
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 418 pages
Isbn
9780062316547
Lccn
bl2016016859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The Nordic theory of everything : in search of a better life, Anu Partanen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm80725052
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 418 pages
Isbn
9780062316547
Lccn
bl2016016859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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