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New World Map Depicts What Country is best to be born into....and worst....

 
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New World Map Depicts What Country is best to be born into....and worst....
[link to www.washingtonpost.com]

Map above^

If you came into the world today and could pick your nationality, there are at least 15 better choices than to be born American, according to a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The firm looked at 80 countries, scoring them across 11 variables to determine “which country will provide the best opportunities for a healthy, safe and prosperous life in the years ahead.” The results, mapped out above, are both surprising and not.
The study incorporates hard data on facets such as economic opportunity, health standards and political freedoms; subjective “quality of life” surveys; and economic forecasts for 2030, when an infant born today would be entering adulthood. Even gender equality, job security (as measured by unemployment data), violent crime rates and climate are taken into account.


Money can’t buy you happiness, though it will get you 2/3 of the way.
The correlation between wealth, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, and happiness is clear, though not nearly as clear as you might expect. The report concludes from the results that “GDP per head alone explains some two thirds of the inter-country variation in life satisfaction, and the estimated relationship is linear.” Only two-thirds!

The best countries to be born in are small, peaceful, homogenous, liberal democracies.
Yes, it’s yet another international ranking on individual well-being where the Nordic countries come out on top, alongside Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. The top 15 also include Austria and Switzerland, which seem to meet similar criteria. The three best places to be born are, in order: Switzerland, Australia and Norway.



It’s still best in the West.
In spite of Asia’s miraculous growth and of Europe’s economic decline, factors such as political rights and health standards keep the Western world overwhelmingly desirable. Other than a small number of exceptions, most of which are mentioned above, the top third of the rankings is dominated by Europe and other Western states.


Poverty, violence and/or lack of freedom define the worst countries to be born into.
Countries with violence, poverty or political oppression all rank poorly, but the variance within the bottom fifth or so is fascinating. The worst three countries to be born into, in order from the bottom up, are Nigeria, Kenya and Ukraine.

Inequality plus poverty is much worse than just plain poverty.
Three telling cases here are Angola, Kazakhstan and Ukraine, all of which scored much lower than I’d have expected. Both Angola and Kazakhstan are enjoying rapid economic growth from energy and mineral exports, and Ukraine is a middle-income democracy. But all three have severe and worsening problems with economic inequality, which in turn are fueling corruption and poor governance.


China is still not a great place to be born.
The country ranks 49th out of 80, just below Latvia and Hungary. That’s an amazing finding, given that China now has the second-largest number of billionaires in the world after the United States and might some day have the most. You would think that, with so many Chinese families catapulting to higher status within a society that is itself seeing historic gains, China would be a great place to be born in 2013.
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So, why is Canada and Australia placed above the U.S.? Seriously. You'd think the U.S. would be number one.
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So, why is Canada and Australia placed above the U.S.? Seriously. You'd think the U.S. would be number one.
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Because these list are made by Liberals and Liberals cant stand America.
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I bet if they polled based upon happiness and quality of life, instead of money and job availability, these colors would be nearly reversed!!

When will people figure out that happiness and fulfillment are so much more important than a good job?
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I dont know what to say, just was surprised America wasnt dark blue.

Just by weather alone, and nothing else, I prefer it here.
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So, why is Canada and Australia placed above the U.S.? Seriously. You'd think the U.S. would be number one.
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Hardly doubt the one who made the map lived in all countries in the world. This is nothing but propaganda and you sheeple are falling right to it...
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Hardly doubt the one who made the map lived in all countries in the world. This is nothing but propaganda and you sheeple are falling right to it...
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Well, all msm is propaganda thats a gimmie
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#2 ratdance
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Germany is gorgeous.......

But too cold for me to live there!!!


I plan on going in the spring.....
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The US has slipped...to some i guess...

What did this map look like 50 years ago?
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this is a map that asserts that it's worse to be born in ukraine than in pakistan. so i wouldn't put a lot of weight in what it has to say.
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this is a map that asserts that it's worse to be born in ukraine than in pakistan. so i wouldn't put a lot of weight in what it has to say.
 Quoting: Swinburnian


Ooooooo good point!!!!
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this is a map that asserts that it's worse to be born in ukraine than in pakistan. so i wouldn't put a lot of weight in what it has to say.
 Quoting: Swinburnian


Having been to both places, I think that is a fair statement, Ukraine is really getting bad!
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So, why is Canada and Australia placed above the U.S.? Seriously. You'd think the U.S. would be number one.
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I can't answer for Australia but here's why Canada's above the U.S.:

Thread: Canadians, How does bag milk taste and why do you drink it o_O
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shocker...best to be born in predominantly white countries.

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Nr 1 = Sweden!
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And this is based on what assinine assesment?

Not everything should be based on money.

I'd rather live among moral, decent, hardworking, poor people than, oh lets say, someplace like Beverly Hills.
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great, so this means the liberals will all be emigrating away from america to have their kids? great! can i donate to their fare fund?
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i'd only want to be reborn into the US if i were to come as a child of an illegal immigrant. lol

i keed, i keed
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This map is asinine. It smells like propaganda.

Anybody who has traveled far and wide and took some time to get to know the natives and culture will tell you the same.
I'll point only to two comparisons: Estonia vs. Romania vs. Turkey (same rating all three) and Haiti rated higher than the Dominican Republic. If you know these places even just a bit, this rating is asinine. I could show more nonsense, but these should be illustrative enough.
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shocker...best to be born in predominantly white countries.
 Quoting: 508527


Ooops...

You were not supposed to note that.
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LOL

by reading that list I cannot help remembering how people from many of top[ countries told me how depressing was to live there...
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Ok, lets start from the beginning.

"f you came into the world today and could pick your nationality, there are at least 15 better choices than to be born American, according to a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit. "

At least. Funny. Colorful map shows America scoring pretty high compared to China. Economically wise that makes no sense. Apparently their were many factors taken into account, but what meaningless blabber it all is.

What he did was take a map already completed.

[link to upload.wikimedia.org]

Changed the colors, shortened the graph by half. Couple swaps to not piss off the closets ties. Vuola perfect propoganda. You wouldn't even know. Back to sleep.

The Economist intelligence unit. That must be the most ironically hypocritical thing I have read in a while.

The top 10 "economies" (if you can call this circus show an economy), are in debt. Badly. So badly they don't have an answer.

It is so disgustingly bad that they don't even talk about it. Cliff? Grow up.

It crumbles to the floor with hardly any real discussion of the gravity we face, yet they slap us in the balls with a propaganda map like this?

Funny the colors they chose to use. Red, white, blue.

The nations they want us to hate are obviously doing shitty.

If you think America is anywhere near the best place to be born in let me shed a few facts on that momentously idiotic theory.


Medicaid: The largest of all safety net programs, Medicaid enrollment for the first time ever topped 50 million in June 2010, the most recent figures available. That's up from 42.3 million in June 2007.

Food stamps: The number of people in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as food stamps, hit a record 44.2 million in January. That's up 4.7 million from the prior year.

Unemployment insurance: More than 8.4 million people are collecting either state or federal jobless benefits. While enrollment is down from its peak of 12 million early last year, it is still more than double the number it was when the recession began in late 2007.

Some 3.9 million exhausted their extended unemployment benefits last year, said George Wentworth, senior staff attorney at the National Employment Law Project. But the number of initial jobless claims has also declined as the economy improves.

Getting close to 145 million people on governemnt assistance. Roughly who fucking knows. So much bullshit ya can't even see through it anymore.

Oh, and that 16 trillion dollar debt you are looking at. Is bullshit. The derivative market is believed to be around $600 trillion in debt. If you don't understand how unregulated this number is, and the consequences of the economy under it, you may not make it.


Not to mention the U.S. dollar is the global standard.

..I actually get tired of listing how fucked the U.S. is. It is beyond repair surrounded by people who not only (currently) lack the ability to formulate a plan to fix it, they wouldn't execute it if it was given to them at every door.

When you begin to understand this, you begin to understand how this map isn't propaganda, or bullshit. It's a steaming love child of both with corruption and poison hiding in the closet.

This map and its facts do not lay out one point that is not a misleading twist of the truth. Situational, unregulated statistics and figures that only make sense from one demented perspective.

That perspective is one of only one perspective. Not one of understanding, thought, and morals.

Anyway that entire article was painful from top to bottom. I especially liked;

"The best countries to be born in are small, peaceful, homogenous, liberal democracies"

You have to have some brass to put this in bold letters with your name as the author. How ignorant on a maximum level.

If you can't understand what we are doing as a whole is not working, not for the majority of the people here, and not for the ground we stand on, Then you are lost. And you put belief in the construct, and in these assbackward fucks who stare you in the face and discuss economy margins, while the chair you sit in listening like a brainless dumb fuck is on fire.


Fuck. Sorry. Rant over.
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#2 ratdance
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germany is 16th place brian moran

top 3 are Switzerland, Australia and Norway

Last Edited by 508527 on 02/05/2013 01:07 PM

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