Is the UK the best country in the world?


15th in maths and science
33rd in life expectancy,
20th for public debt
36th for education expenditure
34th in infant mortality,
27th for renewables
2nd biggest arms exporter, including to 22 of the 30 countries on the UK Government’s human rights watch list
146th in savings
10th in press freedom
10th in purchasing power
22nd in happiness, only 1 ahead of Oman
Most expensive city in the world
14th in environmental performance
17th in wellbeing – behind Brazil and Panama
28th in beer consumption
19th in median household income,
10th in exports.

With reference to the opening scene of The Newsroom

Ed Dowding

Ed Dowding

Founder, strategist, writer, gadfly, TED talker, world-record holder, and (foolishly) reality-TV farmer. DOES: Innovation, Product, Advocacy THINKS: Regenerative Systems, Institution design, 300 year horizons

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