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this is the latest rating table devise by simon anholt - around about 1988 he and I first raised questions on valuing nation brands- well actually I believe 99% of all brand valuations use unsustainable algorithm which leads their decision-makers astray but doing this to a whole nation;s peple seems to us to be one of sustainability's greatest crises
below are some leagues of nations different sources thank for existing good of and then in lower posts the opposite - reasons for being terrified for people chained to particular nations that make chances of 99% of the peoples earning a decent living next to zero unless something changes
I have a feeling that simons list is desperately in need of veto criteria - eg in developing rating across standard metrics he hasnt got the analytic capability to throw out a country because of something specifically ungood that it does - eg switzerland and its money laundering
from wall street 24 worst 10 nations - whats worth studying is what metrics any listing does and does not use
worst rating guinea
> GCI score (1-7):?2.79
> GDP per capita:?$1,178 (5th lowest)
> Debt as a pct. of GDP:?37.8% (57th lowest)
> Pct. of residents using Internet: 1.6% (4th lowest)
> Biggest problem in doing business: Access to financing
Guinea was rated by the WEF as the world’s least competitive economy. No country was awarded a worse rating for the provision of basic requirements. The lack of infrastructure is especially problematic for the country, which had some of the world’s lowest quality roads and poorest electricity supply. A macroeconomic environment characterized by a lack of savings and high inflation also limits Guinea’s competitiveness. The country, which is rich in metals resource, derives much of its export revenue from bauxite — used in making aluminum. However, Guinea’s weak?economic?development makes attracting investment to its mining sector difficult. Access to financing was cited as the greatest problem for doing business in Guinea.
some questions- this listing seems to ignore whether a country is in middle of war zone- if that means that other things be equal these cpuntries are even worse off structirally than ones in war zones- that's quite sad isnt it? how did the 21st get to this geopolitically? and even if you dont have time to feel morally upset about vit , are there other plagues of connectivity beyond ebola that may yet destroy outr whole species if we cant raise support for peoples at bottom of world's structural supports?
worst ten in terms of internal inequality
> Gini index – post tax & transfer: 0.501
> Social spending, pct. of GDP: 10.2% (3rd lowest)
> Chg. in Gini after tax & transfer: 0.025 (the smallest)
> Job growth, 2013: n/a
Chile was the least equitable country in the OECD, with a Gini index score of 0.501, even after accounting for taxes and transfers. The?history?of Chile’s economy has been shaped largely by Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship. While the Chilean government has been relatively stable since returning to democracy in 1990, and residents have among the highest standards of living in Latin America, social services were still a relatively small expense in the country. Total social spending amounted to just $1,733 per capita in 2010, less than in every country reviewed except for Mexico. Chile’s?GDP?growth?has actually been fairly strong in recent years. GDP grew 4.2% in 2013 from the year before, the highest growth rate among OECD countries.
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i do wonder whether we are comoparing like with like - eg residency issues complicate this -eg are some of china's and russia;s richest domiciled elsewhere making their country's gini look better and another places worse; are some statistics less transparent than others - that no middle east country appears in this list surprises me
still its an eyeopening list