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Legatum defines prosperity as both wealth and wellbeing, and finds that the most prosperous nations in the world are not necessarily those that have only a high GDP, but are those that also have happy, healthy, and free citizens. The Prosperity Index assesses 110 countries, accounting for over 90 percent of the world’s population, and is based on 89 different variables, each of which has a demonstrated effect on economic growth or on personal wellbeing. The Index consists of eight sub-indexes, each of which represents a fundamental aspect of prosperity. They include Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity, Governance, Education, Health, Safety & Security. Personal Freedom, and Social Capital.
-- Download the entire report HERE (14.5 MB; may take five minutes or more to download).
-- Read the Executive Summary HERE
-- Review the list of rankings by country HERE.
Omitted are any references to diversity or race. A list of the Top 10 and Bottom 10 show a racial correlation as well:
Top 10 (all majority White):
-- New Zealand
-- United States
Bottom 10 (starting from the worst, all majority non-White)):
-- Central African Republic
This same pattern is also replicated inside the United States. Cities dominated by Whites tend to have a better quality of life than those dominated by non-Whites. You can see this for yourself in the CQ 2010 City Crime Rankings.
Note that among the worst nations are many Islamic nations. This should be a lesson to those in the White Nationalist community who cheer for Islam just because they confront Israel. Sometimes the enemy of our enemy is NOT our friend. Would you want to live in an Islamic country? Note that in many Islamic countries, Islam isn't merely the dominant religion, it's also the officially-preferred religion. The latter means those of other religions are frequently sanctioned or oppressed.
Of course, the key findings also completely disregard any notion of race, although a look at the graphic above clearly implies a racial correlation. The three key findings:
(1). Prosperity is found in enterpreneurial democracies that have strong social fabrics. They are right about the entrepreneurial aspect and the social fabric issue, but they imply that being a democracy contributes favorably to both. Democracy, by its very nature, is inherently unstable; the most prosperous countries actually have democratic republics to curb the anarchic excesses of democracy.
(2). Prosperity is a blend of wealth and happiness. Legatum contends choice and opportunity matter more to happiness than making money quickly.
(3). Global prosperity is changing in unexpected ways. One of the key points is that "two Europes are emerging". But what Legantum fails to note is that the wealthier Europe has thrown its doors open to culturally and racially incompatible immigrants, whose presence destabilizes their soicieties and threatens the prosperity. The poorer Europe is more nationalistic, more European, and less welcoming to foreign immigrants.
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