According to United Nations’ poll, Denmark is the happiest nation on earth.
Some of our political candidates are already saying Denmark is the nation/model we need to look up to.
Is this another case of “the grass is always greener…”?
Denmark is a small Northern European country with a population of less than 6 million.
Few interesting statistics about Denmark:
- Has one of the world’s highest personal income tax rates (60%).
- Universal health care
- Free education
- Generous unemployment benefits
Are these the “keys” to happiness?
Or maybe the “secret” is how they govern themselves. The last time one single party had a Parliament majority was 1909.
Maybe their secret is in their consensus politics.
I don’t know.
What works for Danes, may not necessarily work that well for Americans.
That being said, people of Denmark, with their 35 hour work-week, seem to have a better work-life balance.
A shorter work-week means they have more time to be with their families.
That’s something we need to do better in this country — more balance between work and family.
That’s good for all of us. And a MUST for parents with young children.
You sharing this with friends — much appreciated!///