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  1. Satya

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    #1 Satya, Feb 6, 2010
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    This may be self-defeating in a way, but I think the United States' low rankings in some of those opinion-based categories are due to the populace's ignorance. Comparing the citizenry's perceptions of its government with those from other nations is not a very good method. I wonder how they gathered data from North Korea, if at all?
     
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    That entire Business Insider website is interesting...but downright scary. If even half the stuff in there is true, the US is in big, BIG trouble. :m194:
     
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    This isn't some giant survey. They take many factors into account that are objective, not just opinions of the masses, to come to their sub indexes.

    http://www.prosperity.com/downloads/2009LegatumMethodology.pdf
     
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    Now you've given Shai proof that Australia is more superior than America.
     
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    Correction, I have given such proof. I alone will bear the consequences of sharing this information. Let all gloating and glee on his part at the inferiority of America be directed at me and me alone.
     
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    Okay. The "Business Insider" article's wording suggested that Americans were polled on the "Governance," "Health" and "Safety and Security" ratings.

    Speaking of health care, I wonder why France's rating is so low? It's higher than ours, of course, but it's still only ranked 14th in the world, despite all the positive attention it gets.

    And what are we doing up at number 7 in the Education category? Our academic standards are routinely trounced by countries like Japan (#20).
     
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    You will have to read the methodology they have used. It is actually is pretty interesting stuff. I was disappointed to see that "social capital" was so low for Japan given its much stronger emphasis to community.
     
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    Why would I need to gloat? I already knew it was true...

    It would be kind of like doing a happy dance after finding out that the sky is blue at noon when the sun is out and it is not a cloudy day with 0 - 5% pollution.
     
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    I was surprised to see Australia beat NZ and the Nederlands though...

    I thought it was:
    Scandanavia (all countries)
    Switzerland
    Japan
    Nederlands
    Singapore
    New Zealand
    Australia
    ...
    Rest of the World.
     
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    Time to move to Finland.
     
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    You could have at least given me something to argue about. Now I'll have to go and read through pages of logically organized explanation before returning for some proper Ignorant-American rabble-rousing. :m106:

    I guess I'll just have to settle for calling the study a typical load of European-Godless-commie rubbish for now, and get back to you later on the methodology.
     
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    Yes, because a study crafted by a privately owned, international investment organisation headquartered in Dubai is exactly where you would expect to find European-Godless-commie rubbish.

    :m125:
     
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    I'm going to invest my head into a pillow and you can't do anything about it.
     
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    Do they have bed bugs in Australia?
     
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    Nope.

    I had to look up what bedbugs were a few years ago.
     
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