Monday, 6 June 2011

North Korean "Global Happiness Index" ranks China no. 1

From Marginal Revolution comes news of this report on happiness research from North Korea:
China is the happiest place on earth(!!) according to a new global happiness index released by North Korea's Chosun Central Television. China earned 100 out of 100 points, followed closely by North Korea (98 points), then Cuba, Iran, and Venezuela. Coming in at 203rd place is America (or rather "the American Empire", 美帝国), with only 3 happiness points. South Korea got a measly 18 points for 152nd place.
Obviously all that income Americans have isn't doing them much good. And some people wonder why there are economists who have doubts about (or aboot, if you happen to come from that place of unreported happiness near to the very unhappy "American Empire") happiness research!!

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