Legatum Prosperity Index

Can someone please tell the Left to stop whining?

Want to know why National will win the next election?

Because most people know they are doing a good job, that the economy is growing, unemployment is at record lows and that the rest of the world envies what we have achieved.

New Zealand is the most prosperous country in the world, according to calculations by a London-based think tank.

The 2016 Legatum Prosperity Index, which ranks 149 countries and says its methods are a better measure of gross-domestic product, is glowing in its praise of the country and says it is a model for delivering both wellbeing and wealth.

New Zealand came first, followed by Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Canada and Australia. Yemen came 149th, below Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

New Zealand is quite simply the blueprint for achieving prosperity,” said indices director Alexandra Mousavizadeh.

“Each country has to follow their own path way but the principles that have made New Zealand top of the index can be followed elsewhere in the world, indeed they should be.”

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