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The U.S. ranks 3rd in global competitiveness

8 September 2014 2 comments

According to the World Economic Forum’s 2014-15 Global Competitiveness Report, the United States has the third most competitive economy in the world. (The U.S. ranked fifth in 2013-14.) Switzerland has the most competitive economy. Global competitiveness is “defined as the set of institutions, policies and factors that determine the level of productivity.”

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The U.S. ranks 16th in where to be born

5 December 2012 Leave a comment

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, the United States has a Where-to-be-Born Index score of 7.38, which makes the United States tied for sixteenth with Germany out of eighty countries ranked in that category. Switzerland ranks first, with a score of 8.22.

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The U.S. ranks 12th in prosperity

3 November 2012 1 comment

According to the Legatum Institute, the United States ranks twelfth in prosperity, out of one hundred forty-two countries ranked in that category. Norway ranks first. The eleven countries more prosperous than the United States are:

  1. Norway
  2. Denmark
  3. Sweden
  4. Australia
  5. New Zealand
  6. Canada
  7. Finland
  8. Netherlands
  9. Switzerland
  10. Ireland
  11. Luxembourg

The U.S. ranks 11th in happiness

30 March 2012 1 comment

According the the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the United States ranks eleventh in the “Average Cantril Ladder,” a measure of happiness. Denmark ranks first. The top ten countries are:

  1. Denmark
  2. Finland
  3. Norway
  4. Netherlands
  5. Canada
  6. Switzerland
  7. Sweden
  8. New Zealand
  9. Australia
  10. Ireland

The U.S. ranks 17th in credit worthiness

6 August 2011 Leave a comment

According to Standard & Poor’s, the U.S. has a credit rating of AA+, which makes the U.S. rank seventeenth in the world in that category. Sixteen economies rank higher, at AAA. They are: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Isle of Man, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.

The U.S. ranks 4th in global competitiveness

27 July 2011 Leave a comment

According to the World Economic Forum, in 2011 the United States had a global economic competitiveness score of 5.43, which makes the United States rank fourth in that category. Switzerland ranks first, with a score of 5.63.

The U.S.ranks 2nd in out of pocket health expenses

11 April 2011 2 comments

According to the OECD in 2008 the U.S. ranks second out of 33 countries in out of pocket health expenses.  The average per person out of pocket health expense in the U.S. is $912.  Switzerland ranked first with a cost of $1424 (U.S. dollars) per person.

Prepared by Laurie W.