What is the world's happiest country?

March 17, 2016

A United Nation's report ranking the world's happiest countries puts Denmark at the top, and Burundi at the bottom of the 157 country list.  (Photo: AP) 

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That the Danes consider themselves a comparatively happy people is unfortunately also a reflection of the fact that the population is unaware of the extent of intelligence radiofrequency surveillance. European commentators in the know agree that everything bound up with intelligence surveillance is particularly black in Denmark.
The American people, for example, is much more aware of - and healthily protesting against - the deep impact of homeland security on the ordinary American citizen tending, I suppose, for that reason among others to rate themselves as less happy than the Danes.
Steen Hjortsoe,
Copenhagen.

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