Archive for October, 2013

The U.S. ranks 134th in prevalence of slavery

23 October 2013 2 comments

According to the Global Slavery Index, there are an estimated 59,644 enslaved people living in the United States out of a total population of 313,914,040. That is enough to make the United States rank one hundred thirty-fourth out of one hundred sixty-two countries ranked in the prevalence of slavery. Mauritania ranks first, with an enslaved population of 151,353 out of 3,796,141 total population.

Enslaved population

The U.S. ranks 17th in happiness

22 October 2013 5 comments

According to the World Happiness Index, 2013, the United States has a “happiness index” score of 7.082, which is enough to make the United States rank seventeenth out of one hundred fifty-six countries ranked in that category. Denmark ranks first, with a happiness index score of 7.693.

Preview of “Happiness.xlsx”

Something I wrote in response to my son’s schooling.

2 October 2013 3 comments
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The U.S. ranks 8th for having a nice old-age

2 October 2013 1 comment

According to HelpAge International, the United States has a Global Agewatch Index score of 83.8 (out of 100), which makes the United States rank eighth out of ninety-one countries ranked in that category. Sweden ranks first, with a score of 89.9.

Preview of “Age Index.xlsx”