Once considered to be one of the worlds most desirable countries to live in, the United States of America was rated a dismal 16 in the worlds most desirable place to live survey.
Research conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, a subsidiary of The Economist, has revealed that Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Finland and Switzerland are considered to be more desirable places to live than the once mighty United States of America.
Switzerland, the country that was considered to be the best place to live and be born, fared much higher than the United States when respondents were asked about their quality of life…
Interestingly though, it has only taken the United States of America 12 years to fall from #1 in 1998 as the best place to live.
So why has the United States fallen from it’s pedestal?
1. The economic recovery promised by the United States Government from the recent Global Financial Crisis has not eventuated. Countries like Australia and Canada either did not bear the full brunt of the GFC and recovered much quicker from the GFC than the United States did.
2. The current unemployment rate is 7.9%. Many of the countries above the United States have much lower levels of unemployment. Australia (5.4%), Switzerland (2.8%), Singapore (1.09%) and Canada (7.4%)
3. Just over a third of Adults in the Unites States are Obese.
4. Confidence in the ability of the American Government to govern is at an all time low.…..
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