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    Re: The World's Happiest Countries

    Rated nations higher than the U.S. with miserable per-capita income rates is synonymous with Plato's Allegory of the Cave.

    In other words - who's going to want candy more: the kid who's never eaten candy before, or the kid who just had candy yesterday?

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    Re: The World's Happiest Countries

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    up until brazil, the other countries ahead of america have comparatively tiny populations, canada's being the biggest at 34 million, socialised systems, strong economies and multi-party governments.
    1 through 12 are happy because of #14.
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    Re: The World's Happiest Countries

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    1 through 12 are happy because of #14.
    is it impossible for a topic about world ratings to not turn to "duuur, ameica saved ur butts in WW2"
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    Re: The World's Happiest Countries

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    up until brazil, the other countries ahead of america have comparatively tiny populations, canada's being the biggest at 34 million, socialised systems, strong economies and multi-party governments.
    And Canada still outranks us by a fair piece
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    Re: The World's Happiest Countries

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    And Canada still outranks us by a fair piece
    Happiness is subjective.
    These types of the are stupid as a means of policy change.
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    Re: The World's Happiest Countries

    The U.S. is number 14. Not bad at all.

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    Re: The World's Happiest Countries

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Happiness is subjective.
    These types of the are stupid as a means of policy change.
    It isnt something I'd base policy off of, but it still raises an interesting point: if we are the best, then why do we not reflect that?
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    Re: The World's Happiest Countries

    I wonder how the define happiness though. I do know many of those listed have higher suicide rates (or very similar rates) to the US.

    Most of the countries with socialist/communist governments have higher suicide rates. Some of those countries listed actually have relatively high suicide rates too. How does on define "happiness" ?
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    Re: The World's Happiest Countries

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    and anyway, the happiest, most fabulous place has to be Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    So it's the gayest place in the world in every sense of the word.

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    is it impossible for a topic about world ratings to not turn to "duuur, ameica saved ur butts in WW2"
    Is that what he meant? I thought it had more to do with their economies being so dependent on ours, the high number of products, innovations, etc. used there originating from here, etc.

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    Re: The World's Happiest Countries

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Is that what he meant? I thought it had more to do with their economies being so dependent on ours, the high number of products, innovations, etc. used there originating from here, etc.
    could've been, but that dependence goes both ways, so it's not really that valid.
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