The Nordic Theory of Everything by Anu Partanen download in iPad, ePub, pdf
Partanen recently moved to America for the man who eventually became her husband and found that America lagged far behind other advanced countries in offering their citizens the best lives possible. Of course we want to have long vacations and maternity leave and life-affirming, well-paying jobs.
Many political scientists believe the presidential system to be profoundly flawed, but it is a fact that American reformers must reckon with. It's pretty rude to point out the obvious without even offering a solution.
This book was a tiresome, shallow, didactic experience of a Finnish woman lecturing about America's problems, after less than a decade of living in this country. At first, she attributed her crippling anxiety to the difficulty of adapting to a freewheeling new culture. Merely mentioning the massive problems in Scandinavian countries without further investigation does not equate to fair-mindedness. She would still have to overcome the tremendous obstacles of Congress, the presidential veto, and the Supreme Court.
Get the Monitor Stories you care about delivered to your inbox. The theme of individual self-sufficiency and independence is wonderful, but that is essentially parenting advice. There is only one country in all of Europe that, like the United States, has a president. Religious individuals were more likely in surveys to answer that capitalism is fair, American society is just, and that hard work is rewarded.
Anu Partanen shows us how to rediscover it. Of course we want free and equal education for all. Suppose there were a politician willing to sacrifice her career by overhauling basic patterns of American life.
Partanen, a Finnish journalist living in New York, argues that the United States has much to learn from Nordic societies. One or two anecdotes from your elitist friends do not prove your points.
As Partanen explains step by step, the Nordic approach allows citizens to enjoy more individual freedom and independence than we do. There are other ways of organizing humanity.
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