New Zealand in good company. Pity about the USA

By Ken Perrott 03/11/2011 1

Credit: Calamities of nature

What a glaring anomaly – the USA which on many things is a world leader – so out of step with an important aspect of human knowledge.

And perhaps New Zealand is not so bad after all. The CIA World fact Book (2008) gives our Gross Domestic Product per capita as about $27,200. Its probably a little higher now but surveys indicate our acceptance of evolutionary science as high as 80%

Not bad – we’re up there with the northern Europeans.

Thanks to Climate Denial Crock of the Week – Graph of the Day: This Explains a Lot.

One Response to “New Zealand in good company. Pity about the USA”

  • I’ve always wondered what it is that works so well in Scandinavia, and what’s gone so wrong in the USA. Norway et al always show up at the top of lists of best gender equality, best pay parity, best education, most content citizens, lowest crime rates (all this IIRC…). NZ is often up there with them, but perhaps we should be asking them for a little help in becoming even better?