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The 10 countries that should be happiest


According to the United Nations, when measured by factors such as life expectancy, income and education, here are the countries that have the most reason to be happy:

1. Norway

2. Australia

3. Netherlands

4. United States

5. New Zealand

6. Canada

7. Ireland

8. Liechtenstein

9. Germany

10. Sweden

Source: UN Human Development Index (2011)

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The 10 countries that should be happiest

  1. Well, maybe when it applies to everybody.

    You know, like ‘Idle No More’ and ‘Occupy’

  2. “Most reason to be happy.”
    Well I think Americans are living in Fear with all the gun violence happening.

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      • You’re going to hurt yourself if you don’t limit the knee jerking.

  3. I hate qualitative reasoning, truly it depresses my opinion of the entire human race as to how few people can look beyond such a primitive measure. I’ve heard the Norway argument used so many times in the past week used against gun control. The rate of gun related homicides in the USA is

    4.6 / 100,000

    in norway it is 0.6 / 100,000.

    Now riddle me this, Norway has roughly 1/6th the rate of gun homicide, ( homicide > violence considering suicide is measured in violence, would the rate of violence be used it jumps to 10.8 in the USA and 2.6 in Norway)

    There were roughly 16,000 deaths in the past year, or roughly 44 per day, if this was reduced by 5/6 you would have 37 lives PER DAY.

    Continuing on the USA and many other western countries deal with

    . Increasingly diminished privacy, in the USA both parties are indifferent. In Canada we get the luck at this point of merely having a majority that can do as it pleases that so unfortunately chooses to privacy.

    . Heavy prescription drug use Canada

    and aside from that self applied societal pressures.