A Finnish journalist living in the US reveals the biggest misconceptions about Nordic countries
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Journalist Anu Partanen
moved to the US from Finland in 2008.
In the nine years since, she's noticed Americans hold a number of misguided views about the way Nordic countries operate.
She detailed many of those misconceptions in her 2016 book "The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life."
Here are the biggest misconceptions she's found.
Nordic countries aren't as altruistic as they seem.
Citizens don't feel they live in a nanny state.
Big business is alive and well.
Countries aren't nearly as homogeneous as people think.
The countries have strong social policies, but are not socialist.