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↠´ Read ✓ The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life (English Edition) by Anu Partanen é 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, Secure, And Less Stressful Society For Themselves And Their ChildrenMoving To America In , 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 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 US And Finland, Partanen Began To Look Closely At BothIn 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 Enmeshed In Unhealthy Dependencies Than We Realize As Partanen Explains Step By Step, The Nordic Approach Allows Citizens To Enjoy Individual Freedom And Independence Than We DoPartanen 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

The author makes absolutely clear what the differences are between the way the U.
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and the Nordic governments operate on behalf of their citizens Essentially the Nordic theory of love offers care for its people from prenatal life to retirement and old age in such ways that their citizens do not have to worry about money at every stage of their lives, like American citizens do Heavy on footnotes over 300 and bibliography, Anu Partanen presents a carefully detailed comparison of all aspects of life in the U.
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, particularly education and health care, at the same time as she exults in her American citizenship Down to earth, almost conversational, this book is a must read for anyone who mistakenly dismisses the Nordic countries as socialist without understanding how their systems really work.
The Nordic Theory of Everything is an eye opening comparison of the socio economic structures supporting or not supporting the Nordic nations primarily the author s home country of Finland and the current United States, by a writer whose life has bridged both worlds We in the United States are fed a distorted view of life in nations like Finland, possibly to support systems in the United States that no longer work and haven t for some time This book clears up many misunderstandings about the Nordic point of view Both nations have their good and bad points but while the Nordic countries are overcoming the issues that beset all developed nations, overall progressing into the 21st Century, the United States in many ways is falling behind the other developed nations by clinging to a mythology based in a bygone era The author addresses shortcomings in the Nordic philosophy and well as her admiration for the good qualities of her adopted home in America as well All in all a revealing and balance look at both philosophies of how to run a society.