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Which Nation Best Provides For the Social and Environmental Needs of Its Citizens? Hint: It's Not the U.S.

Liz Dwyer

It's good to live in Sweden. That nation takes the top spot on the new Social Progress Index, a measure of 52 "indicators in the areas of basic human needs, foundations of wellbeing, and opportunity show relative performance in order to elevate the quality of discussion on national priorities and to guide social investment decisions." Where does the United States fall? Number six.

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