The new World Happiness Report's top ten:
Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and Australia.
Argentina is #29. Quite good, in a study of 156 countries. Confirmatión of what we all know about Argentina: there's much more of great value than empanadas, tango, malbec and dulce de leche!
The report, published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, bases its rankings on life expectancy, social support and corruption levels. Also this year for the first time, the report evaluates countries by the well being and general happiness of immigrants to those countries. https://s3.amazonaws.com/happi…eport/2018/CH2-WHR-lr.pdf
(Ranking charts begin on page 9, with immigrant happiness on page 19)
Here's a great takeaway:
"One immediate response among readers and commentators is to suggest that people should move to a happier community in order to make themselves happier. On recollection, when they see the nature of the social connections, and the quality of communities, governments and workplaces that underlie these happier lives, they see that the right answer is not to move to the happier communities but instead to learn and apply the lessons and inspirations that underlie their happiness. Happiness is not something inherently in short supply, like gold, inciting rushes to nd and much con ict over ownership. My gold cannot be your gold. But happiness, unlike gold, can be created for all, and can be shared without being scarce for those who give. It even grows as it is shared. "