Which are the world’s best countries?

A recent article in Newsweek magazine ranks countries on the basis of several factors, including health, education, economy, and politics. The overall winners are Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Luxembourg, Norway and Canada, in that order. The United States ranks 11th,  just ahead of Germany, New Zealand, and the U.K.

The report contains some interesting and unexpected results. For example, among Latin American countries, Newsweek ranks Cuba tops in quality of life while ranking it last in terms of politics. Amongst my Asian favorites, Malaysia places 37th amongst all countries in the world overall, while Thailand ranks 58th.

You can explore the interactive chart here.

One response to “Which are the world’s best countries?

  1. The best way to hit corporations is through the common law recognition of how they are created.

    Chief Justice Marshall gave us the definition long ago, and he was correct, but he didn’t tell us that the corporation is NOT a common law creation, and can only exercise “due process” rights if it is “baptized’ or “christened” by the king.

    In the US, we have no king, and no King’s Court to regulate corporations, so that any U.S. created corporation, to have the distinction of “person” unnder Constitutional protection, would have to derive such protection from the King/Queen of England.

    Under the U.S. Costitution, corporations are mere legal fictions, and subject to the will of the people wherever they operate. Any other Supreme Court ruling would have to demonstrate a link between a King who is not recognized in this country, and a corporation as a due process “person”.

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