What’s the best country in the world?

No – it’s not North Korea. According to a study published in this week’s “Newsweek” magazine, it’s Finland.  After Finland comes Switzerland, Sweden, Australia, and Luxembourg respectively. The USA is ranked 11th and the UK 14th.  Only 100 nations are ranked and Burkina Faso comes bottom of the list.

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  • Dana Huff

    I subscribe to Newsweek and read that article. It’s interesting that the Scandinavian countries all did fairly well—each of them made the top 10.

  • Roger Darlington

    For a possible explanation of the success of the Scandinavian countries, Dana, please see my review of “The Spirit Level” here.


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