World's happiest and most prosperous countries.

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carlk OP Forum Pro • Posts: 15,940
Re: World's happiest and most prosperous countries.

LeRentier wrote:

Don_D 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.

This data has been around a while, some countries have figured out the proper balances .

...I am surprised to see Ireland on it as it doesn't seem to being doing that well economically....but no one can deny that the typical Irishman is a happy fellow.

What is more interesting is to see the reactions of our forum members....very revealing yet predictable.

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Maybe it means that money does not always bring happiness ?

Money is actually an important factor.  Countries on top of the list all have very high per captial GDP although they also pay very high taxes.  Social safty net supported by the taxes is a factor for the happiness though.

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