Measuring goodness of countries?
So how would we go about doing it?
When we say a person is good, are we talking about their level of education? wealth? or the good things that they do which has an impact on the people around them? Is a good person good, because they are genuinely good? or because they lack the chance to be bad? or are too afraid of the consequences to being bad?
What if we took this a step further and measured the goodness of countries?
So what does a good country look like? It’s concern for it’s own citizen? or it’s impact on the global citizen? Are these two factors mutually exclusive? How can a country be good for it’s people, if it’s policies and impact are bad for others? In the age of globalization, no one and no country can operate like an independent island. We exist in collaboration or we destroy each other in exclusion.
The result of looking into data provided by the UN, NGO’s and other organizations will probably surprise you… and maybe at the end.. in the 15 second before you fall asleep you will think “Damn, who would’ve thought that Ireland is the goodest?” 🙂
Posted on June 10, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged being good, Doing good, Global citizens, Global Good Party, Globalization, Simon Anholt, The Good Country Index. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.