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Old 01-04-2013, 10:07 PM
 
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Surprised that England and France have fallen so low.

Can't believe Australia is ranked that high.

Don't get how Israel is rated so high.

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Old 01-04-2013, 10:16 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Is there any more information besides this chart?
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Surprised that England and France have fallen so low.

Can't believe Australia is ranked that high.

Don't get how Israel is rated so high.

I agree with Switzerland, my fave country

Israel is kinda dangerous, I wouldn't want to live there.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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As a life-long resident of England, I seriously cannot believe that it is a worse place to live now than in 1988. It was a truly torrid period, far worse than anything we have to contend with now. Also notice that the US, France and Japan have seriously tumbled, Aus, NZ and Singapore have skyrocketed.

Well, it's one of many league tables, all of which have different results. I wouldn't get too hung up over any particular one, especially since they all generally use the same criteria but all produce different results. Odd.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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There are several such ranking indexs around, the OECD , and the UN to name a couple.

They are all open for debate, but at the end of the day, the same group of countries almost always end up at the top of them, in various different orders.

The USA tends to bounce around quite a lot however.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:54 AM
 
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u.a.e is higher than the uk and france

what kind of clowns drew up this thing ?
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:23 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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This should be added to that statistic:
International: The lottery of life | The Economist
" It earnestly attempts to measure which country will provide the best opportunities for a healthy, safe and prosperous life in the years ahead."
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:57 AM
 
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With the US you have some imbalance. A kid who is born rich here will enjoy more wealth than kids from any other developed countries while a kid born poor here will be way worse off than a poor kid in any other developed countries. So it is basically a coin flip.

While in Western European countries you won't suffer through terrible poverty but you won't have the chance to climb to the top of the mountain and enjoy a lot of success either.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:51 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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How is Britain ranked below the united states??? The poverty in the states is horrible.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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Oddly enough, I did my own demographic analysis of what country might suit me most, and Australia came out as number one. In some ways, it seems to be a happy medium of the US and Europe.
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