Sunday, 6 December 2009
2009 PROSPERITY INDEX-ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION MR MURPHY?
THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX FOR 2009 has just been announced and the best and worst are shown above. The index is determined from the following criteria:
■Economic Fundamentals – a growing, sound economy that provides opportunities for wealth creation
■Entrepreneurship and Innovation – an environment friendly to new enterprises and the commercialisation of new ideas
■Democratic Institutions – transparent and accountable governing institutions that promote economic growth
■Education – an accessible, high-quality educational system that fosters human development
■Health – the physical wellbeing of the populace
■Safety and Security – a safe environment in which people can pursue opportunity
■Governance – an honest and effective government that preserves order and encourages productive citizenship
■Personal Freedom – the degree to which individuals can choose the course of their lives
■Social Capital – trustworthiness in relationships and strong communities
Britain for those interested is at NUMBER 12, ONE BEHIND IRELAND who are at NUMBER 11 with NORWAY coming in AT NUMBER 5.
Hmmm! NORWAY and IRELAND. Aren't those two countries in the SNP ARC OF PROSPERITY, MR MURPHY?