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Prosperity Fades

Mary218 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 9:04 AM
Thanks for this European socialist view of the US. It is very different from the Index of Economic Freedom. However, if you look at a map of the world, it would seem that individual US states are comparable to the EU states and the European Union to the US. Remember, the culture that produced this also decided to award both Al Gore and Pres Obama the Nobel Peace Prize.
Prosperity extends beyond just material wealth.
Legatum Institute

The 2012 Legatum Prosperity Index was released last week, and it's chock-full of an array of direct and indirect commentary on the global economy. I find it fascinating in so many ways. On one hand it's an indictment of America as an inclusive nation while allocating high points to a bunch of Scandinavian countries for welcoming societal diversity. When your society is 99% European welcoming an occasional mosque or handful of foreigners isn't a true test of "welcoming diversity." Be that as it may, there are intriguing insights in the report not...