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Which is the kindest country in the world?

My 7 year old daughter Ananya asked me this very simple but very important question. I guess there is no easy way to quantify. I thought this was worthy of debate.

What are your thoughts?

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    Aug 4 2012: 1 Hong Kong

    2 Singapore

    3 Australia

    4 New Zealand

    5 Switzerland

    6 Canada

    7 Chile

    8 Mauritius

    9 Ireland

    10 United States
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      Aug 4 2012: Does order matter?
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        Aug 5 2012: Yes
        • Aug 10 2012: why in that order? But do remember when I travelled to Hong Kong and people are remarkably respectful. Even when they handed a business card, it was with respect.
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      Aug 6 2012: It is quite possible that considerations other than economic freedom are relevant.
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        Aug 6 2012: I don't think so as the economic burden translates to less freedom. The trouble with this stuff is that it sneaks up on a society.
      • Aug 10 2012: I think it is relevant. Just giving out money for example does not make you kind, unless you have understood the importance of how your actions affect others.

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