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  1. #1 The World's Best Countries - An Interactive Graphic Chart 
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    http://www.newsweek.com/2010/08/15/i...countries.html

    Dang.

    Finland has a 100% literacy rate and average 17 years of schooling :eek: wow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    http://www.newsweek.com/2010/08/15/i...countries.html

    Dang.

    Finland has a 100% literacy rate and average 17 years of schooling :eek: wow
    And the US has 99% and 15.8 years, with a population 62 times higher then Finland. I would say thats something thats a bit more amazing. But don't let that get in the way of "lets hate Amerikkka".

    Kick that around to countries with large populations, and where does America end up? Oh, 2nd. Right behind Japan. Which has a rampant suicide problem, and a shrinking population. And we beat them in Education as well.

    I will give Newsweek credit on this though, they did give you the option to look at it by a countries population size as opposed to just everyone lumped together. The closest population I could find to America was Indonesia... and that was pretty far down the list.
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    there is so little diviation between the countries in the top 15 it's not really worth debating on. Though I don't really see why they consider the US only in the 80's for political stablity. 200+ years as the oldes Republic in the world
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    And the US has 99% and 15.8 years, with a population 62 times higher then Finland. I would say thats something thats a bit more amazing. But don't let that get in the way of "lets hate Amerikkka".

    Kick that around to countries with large populations, and where does America end up? Oh, 2nd. Right behind Japan. Which has a rampant suicide problem, and a shrinking population. And we beat them in Education as well.

    I will give Newsweek credit on this though, they did give you the option to look at it by a countries population size as opposed to just everyone lumped together. The closest population I could find to America was Indonesia... and that was pretty far down the list.
    These type of things ALWAYS raise my eyebrows. They mean NOTHING unless you know what they are actually measuring.

    For example,

    They penalized a country if it had abundant natural resources that made up a large portion of their economies. In addition, they PENALIZED a country if it has a strong agricultural base.

    BOTH of these SHOULD be strengths, but (I believe) in an effort to push their agenda, the study actually penalizes these types of assets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    And the US has 99% and 15.8 years, with a population 62 times higher then Finland. I would say thats something thats a bit more amazing. But don't let that get in the way of "lets hate Amerikkka".
    Thanks for posting that.

    Now I don't have to poke around the article to verify what I already know....WuWu is an America hating tool.
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    In addition I see they give more importance to "equity" than to the overall level of prosperity.

    That is a SURE sign of marxist influence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    Thanks for posting that.

    Now I don't have to poke around the article to verify what I already know....WuWu is an America hating tool.
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    Best countries for what??
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    Quote Originally Posted by warpig View Post
    Best countries for what??

    My point exactly. They measure things that are irrelevant to the quality of life etc.

    It seems that they measure how close your country is to the Scandinavian socialist ideal you are, and not much else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    http://www.newsweek.com/2010/08/15/i...countries.html

    Dang.

    Finland has a 100% literacy rate and average 17 years of schooling :eek: wow
    Yeah sure. But maybe "kids" continue their education because they can't find jobs (and gov't pays you a stipend for education)? It's like that in France.
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