Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Best Country in the World

I borrowed the following from Mike Cope's blog, and thought it was interesting. i read the complete article, and Newsweek used a number of criteria to determine their ranking: education, health, quality of life, economic dynamism and political environment. I would be curious to hear your reaction. Here it is:

Newsweek’s cover story this week is entitled “The Best Country in the World Is . . . .” Here is their top ten:

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1. Finland
2. Switzerland
3. Sweden
4. Australia
5. Luxembourg
6. Norway
7. Canada
8. Japan
10. Denmark

It was a good survey if you live in northern Europe! Congrats to Scandinavia.

In the next ten spots you pick up (in order) the United States, Germany, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Korea, France, Ireland, Austria, Belgium, and Singapore.


Anonymous said...

This is a political question. I will not go into detail with my answers, but will just make a remark or two.

My views and opinions are not in line with Newsweek. Most of these countries are socialist, which IS in line with Newsweek.

That said, of all the other countries on the list, I would choose New Zealand as my 2nd choice of residency.

Kyle R. said...

My first thought is they obviously did not factor in the weather... unless you're just a huge fan of snow and ice...and oh yes, and curling.