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NC_Tigah
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The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index

US doesn't make the list
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The top ten best places to be born in 2013:
1. Switzerland
2. Australia
3. Norway
4. Sweden
5. Denmark
6. Singapore
7. New Zealand
8. Netherlands
9. Canada
10. Hong Kong

With its small but very stable economy, Switzerland comes in first, wealthy, healthy and trusting of its public institutions. The United States, "where babies will inherit the large debts of the boomer generation, languishes back in 16th place," the EIU explains. Feeling the effects of the European monetary crisis, "the largest European economies, France (26), Germany (tied with the U.S. for 16) and Britain (27), don't do particularly well."

The quality-of-life index also reflects changes in the Middle East and North Africa, where "life expectancy continues to increase steadily and political freedoms have spread across the globe," though Nigeria comes in as the worst place for a baby to be born in 2013.

Other interesting ratings include China, coming in at 49, and Russia, coming in at 72.

Back in 1988, the United States was in first place, with France in second, and West Germany in third. Zimbabwe was last, with Iraq second to last and Iran third to last.

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BugAC
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index
Free Cell Phones!!!


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DEANintheYAY
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index
America just isn't exceptional anymore. Plain and simple. Our government is bloated, our people are fat, and our politics are polarized.


SilverSpurs13
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index
Forward!

Do I win a prize?


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Zach
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index
Hmmm, those countries seem to be a long way from the equator.



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nobodytooimportant
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index
Those countries all have something in common relating to the benefits they offer, I can't quite place my finger on it. Whatever it is I think we should implement similar social policies.


ItNeverRains
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index
Racist


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theunknownknight
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index
Where were we prior to the democrats taking control of the house and senate in 2006?


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Scoop
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index
Wait, are you trying to tell me that the best places on Earth to live are almost completely white or Asian?

Shocked.

Shocked, I tell you.

Nothing racist about that. Common sense.


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Scoop
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index
Not racist. Look at the list.

Is pointing out the obvious racist?

Would anyone calling me racist pointing out the demographics of the countries on that list make a case for Syria or Liberia being on it?


GoCrazyAuburn
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index
Or maybe we should try and have a culture that puts a high importance on personal health and well being.


Is it Racist to want to live in a country filled with healthy white people???
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KrushGroove
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index
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Not racist. Look at the list.

Is pointing out the obvious racist?


It wasn't that long ago that the US was tops on the list. Since you've taken it upon yourself to don the mantle of resident sociologist of this thread, why not explain what radical racial demographics existed in 1998 that are so different less than 15 years later that account for such a decline.


VerlanderBEAST
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index
Scandinavia FTW, also surprised Singapore isn't higher.


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HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index
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Those countries all have something in common relating to the benefits they offer, I can't quite place my finger on it. Whatever it is I think we should implement similar social policies.
Nearly every country listed is more economically free than us.

We are just as big a welfare state as any European nation.


RogerTheShrubber
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index
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It wasn't that long ago that the US was tops on the list. Since you've taken it upon yourself to don the mantle of resident sociologist of this thread, why not explain what radical racial demographics existed in 1998 that are so different less than 15 years later that account for such a decline.


Latinos, many recent residents account for about half the population growth in that time. We are increasing our poor at an amazing rate. I highly doubt most of these new Latino immigrants are pushing us up in education and other life status statistical areas.




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LSURussian
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index
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America just isn't exceptional anymore. Plain and simple. Our government is bloated,......

Hmmmmm....I wonder which political group is most responsible for that?

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our people are fat

In many countries hunger is considered a bigger problem.

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and our politics are polarized.

If only we could have political harmony like they do in North Korea and China!



lsu_tiger_az
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index
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If only we could have political harmony like they do in North Korea and China!



Don't worry....

Odumbass is already taking us there.




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Celery
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index
Had they factored in the taste of their food the Swiss would not be #1.


stampman
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re: The top ten best places to be born in 2013 -- income/quality-of-life index
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Had they factored in the taste of their food the Swiss would not be #1.


Hey..nothing wrong with some good Swiss Cheese!


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