The Nordic Theory of Everything

Anu Partanen


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Duckworth Books
16 March 2023
ISBN: 9780715654897
432 pages

From the publisher

An optimistic account of how the Nordic countries can teach us to live easier, healthier, happier lives. From childcare to healthcare to provision for the elderly and the homeless, the Nordic countries are world leaders in organising society - no wonder Finland has been ranked among the happiest places on the planet. In The Nordic Theory of Everything, Finnish journalist and US immigrant Anu Partanen sets out to understand why America - and much of the Western world - suffers from such stark inequality and struggling social services. Filled with fascinating insights, advice and practical solutions, she makes a convincing argument that we can rebuild society, rekindle optimism and become more autonomous citizens by following in the footsteps of our neighbours to the North.