Friday, September 28, 2007

Except for the racism, xenophobia, and lack of economic mobility, they might just be right.

I know that Finland is a nice place, but it’s a bit of a stretch to call it some sort of heaven on earth.

Yes, being born in Finland is like wining the lottery! Although I wonder if things privacy, purchasing power, conscription, immigration, xenophobia and racism are factors in this survey?
Then again it’s based on a U.N. Human Development and Sustainability index. By that measure, lacking development and rapidly losing most of the features of a modern, functioning society, Zimbabwe would top the chart. The irony is that young people obsessed with aid donation of one kind or another will assume that societies like this are “given” or something you’re born with, and not built.

- via Phil

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