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Nordic Theory of Everything

Partanen Anu

9780715652039

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Price: $39.99
Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9780715652039
Published: October 2017

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At a 2012 conference on social mobility, Ed Miliband said: 'If you want the American dream, go to Finland. For decades, the country best known for opportunity had been the United States, but that crown has now been taken by our Nordic neighbours. When journalist Anu Partanen moved from her Scandinavian home to the US in 2008, she quickly went from being a confident, successful professional to a wary, self-doubting mess. She found that navigating the basics of everyday life buying a mobile, filing taxes, education and childcare were more complicated and stressful than anything she had encountered before. As Partanen got to know Americans better, she discovered that they shared her deep apprehension, and to learn why she looked closely at the differences between life in her Nordic home country and the US. In The Nordic Theory of Everything, Partanen focuses on four key relationships: between parents and children, men and women, employees and employers, and the government and its citizens. She debunks the criticism that the Nordics are socialist nanny states, revealing instead that it is we who are far more enmeshed in unhealthy ependencies than we realise. Her conclusion: the Nordic approach allows citizens to enjoy more individual freedom and independence. Filled with fascinating insights, advice and practical solutions, The Nordic Theory of Everything makes a convincing argument that we can rebuild society, rekindle optimism and restore true freedom to our lives, while pursuing the 'American' dream by following the Nordic way of life. AUTHOR: Anu Partanen's work has appeared in the New York Times and the Atlantic. A journalist in Helsinki for many years, she has also worked at Fortune magazine as a visiting reporter through the Innovation Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University. She lives in New York City.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9780715652039
Published: October 2017

Number of pages: 432
Width: 160 mm
Height: 242 mm
Depth: not specified

Publisher: Prelude

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