Where in the world do people feel most content with their lives?
According to a new report released by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), a Paris-based group of 30 countries with democratic governments that provides economic and social statistics and data, happiness levels are highest in northern European countries.
Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands rated at the top of the list, ranking first, second and third, respectively. Outside Europe, New Zealand and Canada landed at Nos. 8 and 6, respectively. The U.S. did not crack the top 10. Switzerland placed seventh and Belgium placed tenth.
Let's see...Denmark, Finland, Netherlands..what do these happy Northern European countries have in common?? DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM! Of course people in these countries which provide "free" public healthcare and college tuition, strong labor unions, gay rights, month paid vacations, etc. would be happier than in "the greatest country on earth"--the United States where 15% of the country is unemployed, 45 million + have NO health insurance, 1 in 5 children live in POVERTY, etc....