World's happiest and most prosperous countries.

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

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 answered you in another post already. Name of this list was changed to most prosperous countries from happiest countries last year just to eliminat this (deliberate) confusion.  The results are obtained by measuring many criterion such as personal income and freedom.  Not by polling people in those countries whether they are happy or not.

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