America’s Prosperity: Slip-Sliding Away November 8, 2012Posted by geoff in News.
The Legatum Institute in London publishes an annual ranking of the prosperity of the world’s countries. The ranking is based mainly on poll responses to questions about education, opportunity, governance, personal freedom, etc. As they themselves put it:
Jeffrey Gedmin, President and CEO of the Legatum Institute, said: “The Legatum Prosperity Index allows us to paint a comprehensive picture of what makes a country truly successful, encompassing traditional measures of material wealth, as well as capturing citizens’ sense of wellbeing – from how safe they feel, to their perceived personal freedom. GDP alone can never offer a complete view of prosperity.”
So how do we rank? Well, here are the results since 2007 (the first year of the Index):
Can’t wait to see what the next 4 years bring.
(Via Gateway Pundit)