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CNN: World’s happiest country

Hmmm Where does Bhutan fit in all of this?  I’d have expected them to be first!  But Australia is a WONDERFUL place to live, especially since they are not lawsuit crazy like we are in America.  They sure seem to work less and have more fun than us!

Australia has been revealed as the world’s happiest industrialized nation for the third year running, based on criteria including satisfaction, work-life balance, income and housing, a survey released Tuesday has found.

The so-called “lucky country” beat Sweden and Canada to take the top spot in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development‘s (OECD) Better Life Index.

The country which comes out on top can be found here, if all criteria are weighted evenly.

Australia has remained largely immune from the global financial crisis, with its economy growing on average 3.5% over the last 20 years to 2012, according to the CIA Factbook.

The economy of the natural resource-rich nation has been buoyed by strong demand from Asia and China, while its robust financial sector has helped combat the global downturn.

 

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