A Finnish journalist living in the US reveals the biggest misconceptions about Nordic countries
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.