Saturday, May 09, 2009

The Happiest Places to Live? SOCIALIST!

The World's Happiest Places

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....


Myron said...

I recently saw this article. It is fascinated how many people like to say that a social democratic or democratic socialist society could not work. Well look at Europe and you will get you will see how good it is working.

While Denmark and other nordic countries are close to Democratic Socialism, they are not fully socialist yet and are still social democrats. They still have to move from capitalism to socialism by encouraging cooperatives and more worker's councils.

Monique said...

Most Americans do not understand Socialism, they associate it with communism!Of course, the Media does not help them to understand what the schools never taught them!
Yet, those people do not spit on social programs offered to hem and are happy to get Social Security!
Will they wake-up one day?