Tuesday, March 25, 2008

most stable and prosperous countries

article here

"The United Kingdom has been ranked as one of the most stable and prosperous countries in the world, beating the United States, France and even Switzerland in a global assessment of every nation’s achievements and standards.

A one-year investigation and analysis of 235 countries and dependent territories has put the UK joint seventh in the premier league of nations. The top ten comprise also the Vatican, Sweden, Luxembourg, Monaco, Gibraltar, San Marino, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands and the Irish Republic.

The US lies 22nd and Switzerland, normally associated with wealth and untouchable stability, is rated 17th, losing points in the assessment of its social achievements."

5 comments:

TomCat said...

To be stable and prosperous, a nation needs toke care of it's needy citizens and have a prosperous middle class. The class warfare Bush and the GOP have instituted against all bit the top few percent have made such stability and prosperity impossible here.

an average patriot said...

Interesting! Most stable small non Muslim Nations. Most unstable Muslim and now that I am saying this, i bet we interfered in every damn one of them. Hmm, why are they mad at us?

The Future Was Yesterday said...

It's when we slip to 4th or 5th in the ranking of consumer nations that thinks will down hill fast.

Larry said...

So much for the Bush/Republican style of living.

America's ranking proves what a failure it is.

landsker said...

It should be noted that the authors of the report have strong links to the British government and may have some bias towards the idea that Western/christian lifestyles and governments are better than Islamic or oriental ones.
Certainly, in the U.K. the prosperity to which they refer, is concentrated in the hands of a tiny minority, as per the global norm.