Australia has moved from18th up to 2nd in 25 years!
Bonzer, eh, Cooran! I wouldn't get too excited, but. [Note to foreigners: this isn't how we really talk
Two different surveys, two different sets of rules
- not that I would choose to live anywhere else, of course.
Actually, I looked at the list and thought of "Affluenza" and its sequel "The Selfish Capitalist" by Oliver James. People who haven't come across the idea may like to start with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affluenza
but "The Selfish Capitalist" basically argues that unrestrained capitalism makes most people miserable and a mixed political system, like ours and most of Europe's, is needed to tame its excesses. The countries placed 3, 4 and 5 on this list are the ones James quotes as role models.