Relative Altruism to Other Nations (25 August, 2014, 29 Av, 5774)
1. Top TenÂ AccordingÂ toÂ the DifferentÂ Criteria
2. IntroductionÂ by Yair Davidiy on behalf of Hebrew Nations.
3. Short introductory Article from The Economist
4. Results from the Hebrew Nations Point of View.
5. Top 50 Listed According to Overall Results.Â
The figures Â measure the Goodness of Nations according to how they relate to other nations.
It uses criteria that we DISAGREE with. Israel (no.37) and the USA (no.21) for instance get low grades because other countries are hostile towards them and they take affirmative steps to defend their interests.
It could be that apart from that Israel and the USA in their own way each do more for the good of the world than all other nations combined.
Despite the above these statistics do tell us something about the nations concerned.
The goodness of nations
Jun 24th 2014, 15:29 by L.P., R.L.W. and K.N.C.
A new index ranks national decency
[forwarded to Hebrew Nations by Orjan Svensson, Sweden].
SEEN from space, our pale blue dot of a planet is a borderless sphere floating amid the stars. But worldly men know better: the land is carved up into countries. Borders divide us; they encourage us to seek our self-interest rather than reach for a common, planetary solidarity. But the Good Country Index,
released on June 24th by Simon Anholt, an independent policy advisor, aims to overcome this. It ranks countries based on how much they do for others globally. Ireland and Finland come on top; Libya is rock bottom. The measure is based on 35 datasets broken down into seven areas, such as technology, health and culture. The idea is clever but the execution is tricky. The index often scales countries on a GDP basis to give poor countries a chance against rich ones. That's nice, but is Cyprus really a tech leader or Malta a cultural paragon? And the "peace and security" area is flawed: it penalises countries involved in armed conflicts abroad or that sell arms. Couldn't one argue that this fosters a stable world? Still, the index is a worthwhile pursuit by imagining how countries might compete when they aim to serve others.
The top twelve nations (Ireland, Finland, Switzerland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, France, Canada) are ALL those we identify asÂ historically dominated by Israelites. The next twelve include nations such as Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, that have a significant element from Edom.
Australia, Luxembourg, and the USA are also basically Israelite.
5.Â Top 50 Listed According to Overall Results.
United States of America
Republic of Korea