Final Note

U.S. is 17th in happiness

Kai Ryssdal Sep 9, 2013
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Final Note

U.S. is 17th in happiness

Kai Ryssdal Sep 9, 2013
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This final note on the way out, in which I’m sorry to have to tell you that we as a country are a lot less happy that we were a year ago.

The United Nations is out with its second annual World Happiness Report, which — simple though it might sound — is dedicated to the proposition that quality of life ought to be measured just like gross domestic product, or other leading economic indicators.

Anyway, we come in at number 17, down from 11 last year. Denmark took the top slot, with Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden rounding up the quintet of the world’s most content countries.

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