So says the Legatum Prosperity Index. “The what?” you ask.
The purpose of the Prosperity Index is to encourage policymakers, scholars, the media, and the interested public to take a holistic view of prosperity and understand how it is created. Holistic prosperity extends beyond just material wealth, and includes factors such as social capital, health, equality of opportunity, the environment, effective governance, human rights and liberties, and overall quality of life.
Certainly a rather admirable goal. So why is Norway 14th? Don’t they know the Nordic countries are supposed to dominate on these type rankings?