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USA Is The 16th Best Place To Be Born In The World

In 1988, America was the best place to be born in the world. Based on The Economist Intelligence Unit's quality-of-life index - which links the results of subjective life-satisfaction surveys (how happy people say they are) to objective determinants of the quality of life across countries - USA was #1. Fast forward 25 years or so... and The United States now ranks 16th, just above South Korea and just below Taiwan and Belgium.

 

From 1988...

 

And now...

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USA USA USA... 16th is the new "exceptional"

 

Source: The Economist