The Where-To-Be-Born Index

Source: The Economist

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  1. wally commented on Jan 15

    This is an interesting chart, but I don’t think it will really influence anybody’s choice of where to be born.

  2. Whammer commented on Jan 15

    The difference between Switzerland and the US is about the same as the difference between the US and Brazil. Telling….

  3. supercorm commented on Jan 15

    I’d be interested in the Where-to-retire index. The table would definitely look different. I suspect France is a bad place to do business, but a great place to retire. The UK and the US would be the total opposite. Japan would be much higher on the retirement list as well, if you can speak the language.

  4. RW commented on Jan 15

    It’s the Economist which these days means their methodology is probably questionable. The usual macroeconomic fallacies are also present in the main article including gratuitous nonsense like this: “America, where babies will inherit the large debts of the boomer generation, languishes back in 16th place.”

    Oh please:

    1) even by their own questionable methodology this is not the key factor that put “America” (AKA the United States) in 16th place.


    2) The debt is not a measure of generational burdens.

  5. Aussi commented on Jan 15

    I’m happy.

  6. ERISANation commented on Jan 16

    A life of cheese full of holes and kirsch, no thanks!

  7. Lynn commented on Jan 17

    What I find shocking is that Cuba is ranked 40th out of 80 countries. Cuba is ranked higher than China, Russia, India, and most of South America and Asia.

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