Taking Stock and Learning from Others
National election seasons can be an opportunity to take stock, to see how we are doing, and to assess how we might improve. One set of measures is how we as a country rank relative to other countries on basic factors of well being such as Health and Safety; Education; Wealth, including how it is shared (Income Equality); and Life Satisfaction. Following is a table showing the top ten ranked (of the 34) OECD countries (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) in select well being factors, and how the US ranks relative to these countries. For additional detail see the OECD’s web site and the links to the data sources at the bottom of the table.
We all love our country, and we all want it to be as good as it can be. If we can set our national pride aside for a moment, perhaps we can learn from others how we might improve. Are there lessons in the overall pattern? What are countries that rank high on these lists doing to excel?
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