But What About the Weather?
The United Nations recently released its annual Human Development Report, which includes a ranking of the best places in the world to live. Leading the list are Iceland and Norway. The United States dropped from 8th place last year to 12th place this year--very sobering when you realize that indicators considered in the ranking include life expectancy and adult literacy rates--among other factors. The index ranks 175 U.N. member countries, as well as Hong Kong and the Palestinian territories. Seventeen countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia, are not included because of inadequate available data.