Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Ireland 10th most equal in World

Seemingly according to the Fund for Peace list of Failed States index. Puts Ireland as the 10th least in the "Uneven Economic Development along Group Lines" index. Have some of the left been telling porky pies when they say we are the worst in Europe? There definition is "Uneven Economic Development along Group Lines"
* Group-based inequality, or perceived inequality, in education, jobs, and economic status * Group-based impoverishment as measured by poverty levels, infant mortality rates, education levels * Rise of communal nationalism based on real or perceived group inequalities
True the Scandianivans are ahead of us but the rest of the EU is behind us. Which says to me we are not doing as bad as many would like you to think. Overall Ireland is 4th Hat tip (Tom Griffion)

1 comment:

Eamonn said...

I vote we should exclude the Scandanavians from such studies, equality is their national sport or something. Competing with them in equality is impossible. It's like playing the All-Blacks at rugby.

Thus we are number one in Europe. Go Ireland.