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

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
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Anu Partanen
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Language
eng
Summary
At a 2012 conference on social mobility, where experts discussed whether people worldwide were attaining a better life than their parents', Ed Miliband, the leader of the British Labour Party, made a surprising quip: "If you want the American dream, go to Finland." For decades, the country best known for opportunity had been the United States. No longer, said Miliband. Anu Partanen, however, had recently left Finland and moved to America for the love of her life, a man who would ultimately become her husband. Their relationship flourished, but she found that navigating the basics of everyday life--from health insurance and taxes to education and child care--was much more complicated and stressful than 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 that they shared her deep apprehensions. To understand why life in Finland is so drastically different from the way things are in the United States, Partanen began to look closely at both countries. In The Nordic Theory of Everything, Partanen compares living in the United States with life in the Nordic region, focusing on four key relationships--parents 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. Step by step, Partanen explains how the Nordic approach allows citizens to enjoy more individual freedom and equality than we do. She wants to open Americans' eyes to how much better things can be--to show her beloved new country what it can learn from her homeland to reinvigorate and fulfill the promise of the American dream. 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 independence to our relationships and lives. --Adapted from dust jacket
Summary
A Finnish journalist and naturalized American citizen examines four key human relationships to encourage Americans to draw on practices from the Nordic way of life to create a fairer, happier, more secure and less stressful society for themselves and future generations
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10494686
Cataloging source
T7B
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Partanen, Anu
Dewey number
306.0948
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Scandinavia
  • Scandinavia
  • Scandinavia
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Civilization
  • Social conditions
  • Social policy
  • Scandinavia
  • United States
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adult
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in search of a better life
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The Nordic theory of everything : in search of a better life, Anu Partanen
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-397) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn952128520
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
v, 418 pages
Isbn
9780062316547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952128520
Label
The Nordic theory of everything : in search of a better life, Anu Partanen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-397) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952128520
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
v, 418 pages
Isbn
9780062316547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952128520

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