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(OECD)   Think your country's priorities are misplaced? Go pick somewhere else to live. No seriously, pick. We have charts and everything   (oecdbetterlifeindex.org) divider line 116
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2011-05-26 08:53:31 PM
Are the charts like those global warming charts?
 
2011-05-26 08:53:55 PM
Germany
 
2011-05-26 08:54:28 PM
Says I should move to Canada... interesting.
 
2011-05-26 08:55:04 PM
aussie aussie aussie
 
2011-05-26 08:55:13 PM
Ha! Ha! Suck it, Turkey!
 
2011-05-26 08:55:44 PM
This sounds interesting, but my phone doesn't support Flash. How did Mexico do compared to the US?
 
2011-05-26 08:56:14 PM
I got Canada

/i'd rather eat my face that live with those floppy head canooks
//joking
///love canadians
 
2011-05-26 08:57:08 PM
As soon as I put in education and saw America go up compared to other European countries I knew this was bullsh*t.
 
2011-05-26 08:57:19 PM

davidphogan: This sounds interesting, but my phone doesn't support Flash. How did Mexico do compared to the US?


I'll give you a hint, does Mexico seem like a healthy, safe, rich, well-educated place to live?
 
2011-05-26 08:57:39 PM
Luxembourg seems nice.
 
2011-05-26 08:57:43 PM
Sweden was my #1

/dirty lib so it makes since
 
2011-05-26 08:57:48 PM

armanox: Says I should move to Canada... interesting.


Although if you want "governance" apparently Australia is good too.

Whatever that means.
 
2011-05-26 08:59:08 PM
It says I should move to Australia. Sounds good to me. Now, who's helping me pay for the trip?
 
2011-05-26 09:00:11 PM
Sweden here I come
 
2011-05-26 09:00:24 PM

onearmedninja: It says I should move to Australia. Sounds good to me. Now, who's helping me pay for the trip?


Mick Dundee!
 
2011-05-26 09:01:30 PM

ozzie_stu: aussie aussie aussie


Oi, oi, oi!
 
2011-05-26 09:01:47 PM

7wolf: Although if you want "governance" apparently Australia is good too.

Whatever that means.


It means the Internet is censored for your protection.
 
2011-05-26 09:02:35 PM
Canada
 
2011-05-26 09:03:15 PM
Not surprised to see that despite its shortcomings America is still up there.

America: It may be shiatty sometimes, but at least it's not explosive 3 alarm chili diarrhea shiatty compared to other countries out there.
 
2011-05-26 09:03:15 PM
you should come to canada, we need people to mow our lawns, and do our cooking.
 
2011-05-26 09:03:26 PM
Second best choice for me was Australia....

Already living there. GO ME!
 
2011-05-26 09:03:54 PM
It told me to stay in New Zealand. Well fark.
 
2011-05-26 09:04:02 PM

Salacious Salad: As soon as I put in education and saw America go up compared to other European countries I knew this was bullsh*t.


Like so many things, education is great in America if you're rich. Poor not so much.
 
2011-05-26 09:04:41 PM

7wolf:
Although if you want "governance" apparently Australia is good too.
Whatever that means.


That was kind of my problem too. I couldn't figure out what all the terms meant, and I didn't feel like reading everything.

I didn't see anything too shocking though.
 
2011-05-26 09:05:35 PM
Seriously, US is third for governance? We are so farked.
 
2011-05-26 09:06:04 PM
I've already planned my escape to Australia when this place falls apart.
 
2011-05-26 09:06:13 PM

Rufus Lee King: onearmedninja: It says I should move to Australia. Sounds good to me. Now, who's helping me pay for the trip?

I dunno. Bruce might.


I don't know. Bruce's kind of an arse. Maybe you should ask Bruce, instead.
 
2011-05-26 09:06:51 PM

Snapper Carr: Sweden was my #1

/dirty lib so it makes since


Exactly the same here.
 
2011-05-26 09:07:22 PM
Canada is clearly the winner. Well, unless you want Luxembourg levels of income. I mean, damn, Luxembourg, what do you people do to earn so much money?
 
2011-05-26 09:08:13 PM
Spoiler alert: no matter what you put, Canada wins.
 
2011-05-26 09:08:55 PM
Hmm, says here I need to move to Canada or Australia.

Canada is waaaaaaay to cold. Australia it is!

/And the eucalyptus trees will remind me of home!
 
2011-05-26 09:08:59 PM
Governance is partially scored on voter turnout and Australia has compulsory voting. So seems obvious that we'd score high on that.

A little unfairly if you ask me.
 
2011-05-26 09:09:26 PM
canada is the choice for me. US is 10th.
 
2011-05-26 09:09:34 PM
Pretty close between Canada, Australia, and Sweden. Guess I'll just stay where I'm at, eh.
 
2011-05-26 09:10:08 PM

Rufus Lee King: I wanna live in Canada. It's my dream to go bowling, loaded.


With the Larger Bowl?
 
2011-05-26 09:10:26 PM
Packing my bags....
www.bharatchronicle.com
(hotlinked)
 
2011-05-26 09:11:09 PM

hawcian: Canada is clearly the winner. Well, unless you want Luxembourg levels of income. I mean, damn, Luxembourg, what do you people do to earn so much money?


Luxembourg's stable, high-income economy features moderate growth, low inflation, and low unemployment. The industrial sector, which was dominated until the 1960s by steel, has diversified to include chemicals, rubber, and other products. During the past decades, growth in the financial sector has more than compensated for the decline in steel. Services, especially banking and other financial exports, account for the majority of economic output. In March 2010, the Sunday Telegraph reported that most of Kim Jong-Il's $4bn in secret accounts is in Luxembourg banks. Luxembourg is the world's second largest investment fund center (after the United States), the most important private banking center in the Eurozone and Europe's leading center for reinsurance companies. Moreover, the Luxembourgish government has tried to attract internet start-ups. Skype and eBay are two of the many internet companies that have shifted their regional headquarters to Luxembourg. Concern about Luxembourg's banking secrecy laws, and its reputation as a tax haven, led in April 2009 to it being added to a "grey list" of nations with questionable banking arrangements by the G20. Luxemburg adapted some months later the OECD standards on exchange of information and moved into the category of 'Jurisdictions that have substantially implemented the internationally agreed tax standard.'

Agriculture is based on small, family-owned farms. Luxembourg has especially close trade and financial ties to Belgium and the Netherlands (see Benelux), and as a member of the EU it enjoys the advantages of the open European market. Luxembourg possesses the highest GDP per capita in the world (US$87,995 as of 2006), the 24th highest Human Development Index, and the 4th highest rated in the quality of life index. As of March 2006, unemployment is 4.8% of the labor force. For the fiscal year of 2005 and 2006, Luxembourg ran a budget deficit for the first time in many years, mostly because of slower international economic growth. The country ranks with 80 billion $ of U.S. Treasury securities (November 2010) twelfth in the world. The ranking is however imperfect as some foreign owners entrust the safekeeping of their securities to institutions that are neither in the United States nor in the owner's country of residence. Luxembourg is promoting economic relations with foreign firms and countries
(new window).

/The rest is just gravy
 
2011-05-26 09:11:47 PM

sandbar67: Germany


agreed.
 
2011-05-26 09:12:08 PM

hawcian: Canada is clearly the winner. Well, unless you want Luxembourg levels of income. I mean, damn, Luxembourg, what do you people do to earn so much money?


I think it's a nation of bankers.
 
2011-05-26 09:12:29 PM
Canada it is.
 
2011-05-26 09:12:35 PM
I keep getting Canada.
Now, which providence/city? I hear Vancouver is nice.
 
2011-05-26 09:12:44 PM
Well after selecting jobs, governance, housing, health and life satisfaction to the max I ended up with Australia, Sweden, Canada and New Zealand as my top choices. I was surprised to see Spain so low on the list. Looks like I may have to move a bit further north ya hoser eh.
 
2011-05-26 09:13:00 PM
Anyone here speak Luxembourgian?
 
2011-05-26 09:13:16 PM
Try answering as a right wingnut; all jobs and income, and no health, safety, education, work-life blanance or environment, and you get Luxembourg. There was no category for but but socialism.
 
2011-05-26 09:14:29 PM
oh you guys are so funny. there's no possible way that any country with higher taxes than the US could be better by any metric standard. everybody knows tax cuts = happiness!
 
2011-05-26 09:14:42 PM
If you put everything as a 1 you get Australia or Canada.
If you put everything as a 5 you get Australia or Canada.
If you put everything as a 3 you get Australia or Canada.

If you all but one as 1 you get Australia or Canada.

Flawed tool is flawed.
 
2011-05-26 09:14:50 PM

Vodka Zombie: I think it's a nation of bankers.


So they fap a lot? (financial asset processing)
 
2011-05-26 09:15:04 PM

R.A.Danny: Anyone here speak Luxembourgian?


It's like German. If that's any help.
 
2011-05-26 09:15:07 PM
I want to move to Scotland and bang the shiat out of Ewan McGregor. Is that option there as well?
 
2011-05-26 09:15:50 PM

R.A.Danny: Anyone here speak Luxembourgian?


They also speak French and German.
 
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