*Finntopia: What We Can Learn From the World’s Happiest Country*

That is the new book by Danny Dorling and Annika Koljonen, and I opened randomly to a page and saw a chart for Total Fertility Rate in Finland, 1900-2018.  The numbers keep on falling off a table, without even the promise of an asymptote toward the end of the series:

Both supporters and critics of the Finntopia can cite those numbers.

The book has a few pages on immigration policy, but no serious discussion of how scalable the Finnish model might be.  Surely that matters for judging a utopia?

And that is my review, of both the book and the country.


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