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The Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index 2014 was launched yesterday: the UK rises three places this year and we are the most prosperous of all the major EU nations.

Even the quickest glance at our rankings and the map which puts them in stark context must make anyone glad indeed to be British. Ours is a very fine country indeed.

From the website:

The 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index™ offers a unique insight into how prosperity is forming and changing across the world. Now in its eighth year, the Index assesses 142 countries, representing more than 96% of the world’s population and 99% of global GDP.

Launched on 3 November 2014, the Index uses rigorous research and in-depth analysis to rank countries based on their performance in eight sub-indices—Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity, Governance, Education, Personal Freedom, Health, Safety & Security and Social Capital.

The full report may be downloaded as a PDF here and the data may be explored here. Once again, the Legatum Prosperity Index is an indispensable tool for understanding the state and development of human well-being and I thoroughly recommend it.

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