World's happiest and most prosperous countries.

Started Jan 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
Bill Randall
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Re: World's happiest and most prosperous countries.
In reply to Chato, Jan 21, 2013

Chato wrote:

RossAndrew wrote:

Bill Randall wrote:

KEVZPHOTOS wrote:

carlk wrote:

The top ten list from nonpartision Legatum Institute.

1. Norway
2. Denmark
3. Sweden
4. Australia
5. New Zealand
6. Canada
7. Finland
8. The Netherlands
9. Switzerland
10. Ireland

I had a hard time to find one on the list that is NOT a "socialist", "income redistribute", "tax and spending" and "godless" country according to out right wing friends. Perhaps those are not bad things after all.

I would not disagree with that listing in a general sense.

Altho, these kind of rankings seldom take into account the smaller nations...which also may be 'happy' places to reside.

For example, a place like Malta could be an example.

I would also think that Malaysia and Singapore would be pretty high up on any list like this today.

KEV

Exactly. How do you measure happiness? There are villages where people cannot read or write but they are happy. Happiness is based upon many different things within any given society. When comparing one society to another, the things that make people happy within each society changes.

I hope you don't mind if I but in here Bill. I use You and Don D, Lyle and people like you on this site as a yardstick to measure how I feel about life. You and the naysayers here just make me feel so happy. I often wonder why you guys are so unwilling to try to broaden your outlook on a range of subjects and how you got so set in your ways.

Thanks.

Cheap Bourbon....

Now Bill thinks that paying a Living Wage would bankrupt all companies in America. Fortunately, all the countries on his list have mandated living wages - Ain't it strange that they have higher standards of livings then we do?

Dave

Wrong. I actually said I need to think about it. It sounds good, but how would it work?

In regards to them having a higher standard of living than we do, I would challenge that. Yes, their society may have a higher standard of living, but perhaps they don't have the leeches that we have.

When all is said and done, bourbon may be the only answer. If things really get bad, cheap beer will do.

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