Friday, 3 June 2016

Sweden The 'Goodest' Country

I once asked a Swede why all their doors opened outwards instead of inwards like most peoples front doors and the answer was that not only did it avoid dragging snow indoors but it was a safety feature as you don't get trapped by the door when running out of the house in case of a fire.
It is thinking like that which means Sweden finds itself top of the clumsily titled 'Goodest Country in the World Index' which ranks 163 countries depending upon its positive lifestyle contributions, including prosperity, equality, health and wellbeing and contributions to the greater good of humanity.
Second is Denmark, then Netherlands and the UK sits the 4th goodest country and then Germany, Finland, Canada, France, Austria and New Zealand making up the top 10.
Australia is 17th, Japan 19th and the USA 21st but Libya is the least 'goodest' nation which contributes least to the common good of humanity just above Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, Central African Republic and Iraq.

12 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...

Sounds like being small in population is a major factor in the Goodness rating as the top nations are the size of an American metropolitan area.

Falling on a bruise said...

Scandinavian countries are also very socialist and socialists are just very nice by nature, its a lefty thing.

Keep Life Simple said...

You mean socialists like Castro, Stalin, Lenin, Zadong? You can't just count the nice ones when the bad ones killed dozens of millions...

http://www.wonderslist.com/10-most-popular-socialist-leaders-around-the-world/

Falling on a bruise said...

Americans really do struggle with the communist or socialist thing don't they.

Keep Life Simple said...

Look it, I didn't create the list ok.

Falling on a bruise said...

You quoted from it though but your confusion over the two is legendry, but then it has always been that socialism and communism seems to mean the same thing to Americans.

Keep Life Simple said...

I have never been confused about the two. Well not since circa 1972 when I studied government in high school.

Keep Life Simple said...

I lived in Houston (mega city), San Antonio (major city), New Braunfels (town), and now I live in a small town (9,000) people.

My observation - the smaller the populace, the more civil, charitable, and safe the community.

In other words, size matters!

Communism and socialism are more closely linked to each other than either is to capitalism. Both have these qualities:
- typically stronger central governments
- reduced private ownership than capitalism
- favor equality over freedom


Keep Life Simple said...

Hitler was a socialist too. Just a fascist socialist.

Falling on a bruise said...

Is it to late to resit that exam from 1972?

Keep Life Simple said...

You disagreeing with me about what a socialist is or is not causes me little concern. :-)

Falling on a bruise said...

I am not concerned either and I'm not here to teach you but you keep messing it up does amuse me.