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Forbes' Worlds 10 Happiest Countries [Pic]

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LtotheG
Male, 18-29, Europe
 17 Posts
Friday, January 06, 2012 3:02:58 AM
davymid has it down like a boss. When you look at the actual facts it's countries that use the power of the state to deal with social problems in a scientific way.

mcboozerilla
Male, 30-39, Europe
 649 Posts
Monday, January 02, 2012 8:42:14 PM
Yeah, the problem with America is idiots who post poo like this.

paddy215
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1666 Posts
Monday, January 02, 2012 7:55:51 AM
Lots of hot blondes.

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12013 Posts
Saturday, December 31, 2011 10:44:30 PM
OldOllie:So what do they all have in common, besides being almost all white?

Well, see that's the thing. They also have these things in common:

*They're all in Europe
*They're all highly Socialist countries
*They all have relatively large government
*They're some of the most secular/progressive/liberal societies in the world
*etc etc etc

Though of course you're an old right-wing conservative libertarian (with apparent racist leanings). So, while you have repeatedly espoused your deep-seated beliefs on these very forums that every other aspect I just mentioned are inherently evil and detrimental to societal functionality, you pick up on the fact that it's the dearth of non-white people that make those countries great places to live.

Dude, really?

McDuff73
Male, 30-39, Europe
 648 Posts
Saturday, December 31, 2011 8:17:54 PM
Finland being the only country mentioned that uses the euro!!!
still 1 out of 4 isnt bad ctobin34 maybe brush up on your international politics!!!?

ctobin34
Male, 18-29, Western US
 66 Posts
Friday, December 30, 2011 10:21:16 PM
I wonder if they'll still be that happy after the Euro fails.

DShephard
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1597 Posts
Friday, December 30, 2011 6:46:32 PM
@justin9235

I cannot begin to explain the irony in that statement.

Justin9235
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1582 Posts
Friday, December 30, 2011 5:35:03 PM
Well that's because anyone with even a little bit of intelligence realizes that atheism is 100% correct, and America is the land of the retarded, and the brain-washed.

razlem
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 534 Posts
Friday, December 30, 2011 4:37:43 PM
Danmark!

chicagojay
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1763 Posts
Friday, December 30, 2011 11:45:15 AM
All have extremely tight immigration policies and white leaders?

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Friday, December 30, 2011 9:57:47 AM
In a perfect world with absolute separation of church and state it should not matter what the leader of a country believes.

Unfortunately that's not the case, because politicians are highly corruptible. So you might as well elect the atheist...

PoppetX
Female, 13-17, Europe
 35 Posts
Friday, December 30, 2011 9:24:01 AM
I am making this one comment, Britain would be happier as an empire again. Far too many countries are happy because 'happiness' is all they've known in a sense of, what is right. Britain has fought for happiness in some cases. We are a proud nation, and i can't see Norway controlling over half the worlds population. Ever.

thubanstar
Female, 40-49, Southern US
 803 Posts
Friday, December 30, 2011 7:53:23 AM
Biadh

"Of course the USA made it onto the list. They're so deluded, they think that their lives are great when infact they're not."

Um, that makes no sense at all. Happy is a feeling, not a measurement. If you're happy, then you are probably, uh, happy.

Don't project what you WANT to believe onto what actually IS.

simbha
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 412 Posts
Friday, December 30, 2011 6:32:21 AM
Last post: *And, as has been pointed out, they're homogENEOUS.

simbha
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 412 Posts
Friday, December 30, 2011 6:29:02 AM
My wife is (now) a lecturer in social analysis and social change. She has recently studied the politics of happiness and has a few lay and professional articles on this subject pending publication in the next few months.

The essence of her argument is this: The quantification of happiness is inappropriate and can lead to a very slippery slope in terms of policy. Furthermore, happiness measures across societies are meaningless, as happiness is driven by fundamentally different things in different places. Lastly, politics drives 'choices' for happiest places.

I've been across the world. I'm one of the only people on the planet who can legitimately say they've set foot on every continent, and I've either lived in or had extended visitation in 28 countries. I can honestly say that I see absolutely no reason why Scandinavian countries are considered to be the happiest. The people are happy, yes - but so are other people.

And, as has been pointed out, they're homog

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13145 Posts
Friday, December 30, 2011 6:09:07 AM
@Buidah

You've just brought the UK down another point!!!

yusuksomuch
Male, 40-49, Western US
 1002 Posts
Friday, December 30, 2011 5:43:39 AM
lemming fodder

Enjin
Male, 30-39, Asia
 789 Posts
Friday, December 30, 2011 4:49:37 AM
Those rankings are from 2010 I believe. If you check the current list it is like this.
1 Norway
2 Denmark
3 Australia
4 New Zealand
5 Sweden
6 Canada
7 Finland
8 Switzerland
9 Netherlands
10 United States
Also the list is put out by Legatum Institute and is only discussed in an article appearing in Forbes. It is not Forbes's list.
While I am certain that Atheists can be very happy people, I really do despise lazy trolls.

VascoV
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 56 Posts
Friday, December 30, 2011 3:59:38 AM
Well, let's hear about the world's 5 most miserable places and chack the religion , or leack thereof , of their leaders.
Hurra for Scandinavia , and congratulations , but atheism doesn't matter that much.Keeping religion private and separate from politcs, that's the key

tommy2X4
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3305 Posts
Friday, December 30, 2011 3:42:44 AM
Hey, I'm happy I'm not in prison for my political and religious views.

kongen
Male, 18-29, Europe
 263 Posts
Friday, December 30, 2011 3:38:09 AM
Feels better to be norwegian then swedish now...5 places better

Buiadh
Male, 30-39, Europe
 6653 Posts
Friday, December 30, 2011 2:56:23 AM
Of course the USA made it onto the list. They're so deluded, they think that their lives are great when infact they're not.

SnoopyBG
Male, 18-29, Europe
 645 Posts
Friday, December 30, 2011 2:14:48 AM
Uhm.. not exaclty. Bulgaria is a republic, but we have both a president and a prime minister. It depends on the country who has more power.

Naltoc
Male, 18-29, Europe
 48 Posts
Friday, December 30, 2011 2:07:02 AM
President is ehad of the coutnry. Prime Minister is just ehad of a parliament. In the Nordic coutnries, we all have royal families who are, technically, ehad of state. They sign laws etc like a president, except if they were to ever veto, poof goes the royal court :P
As for what we all have in common? We're socialist countries. We have free healthcare, free education, a social security network that takes care of our societys weakest members. In return, we have a higher taxrate (which, if you include helathcare insurance etc in the US as a "tax", equals the same, only ours covers everyone, rich and poor alike). Life is good in Scandinavia :)

kummi90
Male, 18-29, Europe
 543 Posts
Friday, December 30, 2011 1:36:41 AM
TheShgn. Presidents are for republics, PM's are leaders of parliamentary governments.

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