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These Countries Have The Best Quality Of Life In The World ~ Fast Company

These Countries Have The Best Quality Of Life In The World ~ Fast Company | Local News | Scoop.it

by Ben Schiller

 

"Where is life best? Traditionally, the answer to this question has mainly been to ask another question: Where is the economy best? But recently economists have started to focus on how people are experiencing life, and everything that goes into making that better or worse, instead of just peering at the latest economic output reports.

 

"The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's How’s Life? report is one of the most comprehensive efforts. It looks at 11 factors that affect well-being--from income and employment, to work-life balance and personal safety--creating a rounded perspective that goes well beyond GDP. The OECD just released the 2013 edition.

 

To accompany the report, the OECD has an interactive Better Life Index, which allows readers to compare countries themselves, using any of the 11 criteria. Here are a few charts we came up with, starting with all factors weighted equally [this is the one displayed above]


Jim Lerman's insight:

Interesting to compare this to the Corruption Index here.


Via Jim Lerman
Tess Steiner's insight:

So basically this article is saying that Europe is the best place to live because Austrila is the best satisfaction rate, Norway has the best education and health, and Sweden has the best work and relaxtion balance rate.  USA runs close behind them in health and education

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Attacks in Iraq kill at least 42 - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Attacks in Iraq kill at least 42 - Pittsburgh Post Gazette | Local News | Scoop.it
Attacks in Iraq kill at least 42 Pittsburgh Post Gazette BAGHDAD -- A wave of apparently coordinated bombings hit bakeries and public markets in Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 42 people and wounding dozens, many of them as they rushed to...
Tess Steiner's insight:

Yesterday two unfortunate events happened, One in Baghdad  and one in Sinai. The event that happened in Baghdad was that bombing attacks killed at least 42 people and many more wounded as they fled to shops around the streets.  The event that Happened in Sinai was that 11 soliders were killed and at least 37 where injured as a  car bomb went off as a bus full of soliders . Minister Adel-Fattah el-Sissi tells officals that they will be avenged .  This is terrible!  

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