What's So Special About Finland?
The American Dream is alive and well—in Northern Europe. Q&A with Anu Partanen
Paul Ryan Wants to Make You Less Free
Sometimes it takes an outsider to make sense of American life. Anu Partanen was surprised to find that the lives of her American colleagues were wrenched by anxiety and dependency
The Perpetual Panic of American Parenthood
Pamela Druckerman explores the dawning sense among American voters that our lack of government support for child care, and the anxiety this causes, isn’t normal
The New York Times
The Endless Hassle of ObamaCare
For a different model, look to The Nordic Theory of Everything, an excellent book that outlines how universal social insurance benefits the middle class
The Way to Make America Great Again Is To Be More Like Scandinavia
A British politician summed it up perfectly when he said, "If you want the American dream, go to Finland." Q&A with Anu Partanen
For Generous Parental Leave and Great Schools, Move to Finland
Partanen is a careful, judicious writer and she makes a careful, judicious case. It's useful to know what the outsider knows: There are other ways of organizing humanity
The New York Times Book Review
"The Nordic Theory of Everything"
Partanen's sensible book should be required reading for those who wonder why so many Americans feel resentful and alienated
Why The Nordics Are The Best Place To Run A Business And Live
The US should learn a few lessons from Nordic nations, especially if they want to have a happier, healthier workforce. Q&A with Anu Partanen
"The Nordic Theory of Everything": Northward for a Better Life
This book is a game-changer in national conversations about the roles that governments should play in their citizens' lives. At the heart of Partanen's discussion is a concern with what we mean by personal freedom and opportunity
The Seattle Times
Who Knew the Nordics Were Individualist Romantics?
Anu Partanen's new book challenges "socialist nanny state" stereotypes of her native Finland, and its neighbors
Can the ‘Nordic Theory of Everything’ Fix the Failing, Flagging, Fatiguing American Dream?
Could it be that the American dream is actually not being lived in America anymore? Could it be alive and well, not in our free market, diverse, high stress, high opportunity culture but … in Scandinavia? A Q&A with author Anu Partanen
American Enterprise Institute
7 Things Nordic Countries Are Totally Doing Right
Using studies and anecdotal evidence, Anu Partanen debunks misconceptions and shows why Nordic people rank among the healthiest and happiest in the world. Her case is compelling
An Interview with Anu Partanen
The institutions of marriage, healthcare, tax structure, and employer benefits in America differ from other Western cultures. America is indeed world-class, but it may not be quite so modern after all. Author Q&A
The Washington Independent Review of Books
What If We Were More Like Finland?
Anu Partanen admires America’s can-do, dynamic, free-wheeling spirit and its energy, creativity and diversity. But she’s afraid that income inequality, a shrinking middle class and fears for the future are causing America to lose its soul
The Buffalo News
PRI's The World: "This journalist never worried about health care — until she moved to the US." Public Radio International host Marco Werman interviews Anu Partanen about her experiences with universal health care in Finland compared with health care in the United States, after the publication of her New York Times article "The Fake Freedom of American Health Care." • March 22, 2017
Watch Anu discuss her book "The Nordic Theory of Everything" in conversation with panelists Sanjay Reddy, Lew Daly, and Liza Mundy
Watch Anu discuss the difference between American and Finnish approaches to education