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News, 11/25/2009

Finland leads the world in prosperity

By Peter Marten, October 2009

It isn't quite the same adrenaline rush as when Finnish "monster metal" band Lordi won the Eurovision Song Contest by a landslide way back in '06. But still, there's a reason to rock 'n' roll: Finland has been declared the world’s most prosperous nation.

This year’s Legatum Prosperity Index (LPI), published by London-based thinktank Legatum, puts Finland in first place overall; last year it came in third. Countries are ranked in nine different subindexes: economic fundamentals; entrepreneurship and innovation; democratic institutions; education; health; safety and security; governance; personal freedom; and social capital.  Read more on thisisFINLAND.fi

 

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Updated 11/25/2009


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