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In which country would you rather live? - The official answer

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lancis, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

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    Due to the popularity of the question (especially on BHW), Columbia University decided formulate a definite answer. The list of the happiest countries in the world:

    Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden are the world's happiest countries, according to the survey of 156 countries. Rwanda, Burundi, the Central African Republic, Benin and Togo -- all nations in Sub-Saharan Africa -- are the least satisfied with their lives, the report said.

    The United States came in at number 17 in the world in terms of overall happiness, but it still lags behind Canada (6), Australia (10), Israel (11) the United Arab Emirates (14) and Mexico (16), according to the Earth Institute.

    The report ranks the United Kingdom as the 22nd happiest country in the world. Other major nations included Germany (26), Japan (43), Russia (68) and China (93).

    Original story: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/09/business/earth-institute-world-happiness-rankings/?hpt=hp_c3

    The funny thing - the 10 happiest countries in the world pay the most taxes (between 30% and 40%). So my old theory still holds, better find a new planet. :)
     
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  2. Black.Star

    Black.Star Junior Member

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    Sure they are happy in the netherlands.
    They have good (and legal) bud over there. ;)
     
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  3. Goal Line Technology

    Goal Line Technology Senior Member

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    Happy to see Ireland in at 18 :) :)
     
  4. phracktl

    phracktl Regular Member

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    ^^^
    Even happier here: we export the shit to them, have a weak government, pay tax on a voluntary basis, aren't "consumerist", streets are crime free, and being forever jobless we can enjoy big families, big houses, big cars, and better weather and food :)
     
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    I've always wondered who makes this polls? i mean thanks for sharing and all
    but they count smiles or what? whats the method they use to actually know if people re happy or not, just wondering
     
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    IMO it's all bs.
     
  7. lloughry

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    a lot of those top countries don't even have beaches so it must be wrong :)
     
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  8. Lalalaenhund

    Lalalaenhund Power Member

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    A) Switzerland doesn't have high taxes.
    B) These studies just factor in the overall "happiness" of a country, the socialist countries gain an advantage because they don't have many homeless people. These countries are paradises for poor people, not as great if you're rich though. Or even if you want to become rich.