So What’s Switzerland Doing Anyway?

I keep reading over and over that Switzerland is the happiest country. We don’t need the Alps or the yodeling but, you know, the other stuff is kinda awesome.

The Swiss have the lowest government spending on health care in the developed world—and some of the healthiest citizens. Apparently America’s Affordable Health Care Act adopted the mandate, but forgot the rest. But I’m not only talking about health care.

The Swiss people are happy. They invest in top notch education. They have a lot of guns, but little crime. They have a drug policy that has proven results and is actually a model for many other countries. They seem to set their people up for success.

Are we just too wrapped up in thinking we’re the greatest? Do most people assume Europe=Socialism?…which is a scary word to a lot of people. I’m not saying that we suck and they don’t. But I don’t see why can’t we take a look at what they’re doing and then do more of that. If you keep doing the same thing, you’re going to get the same results. And I think our results aren’t too hot right now. But what do I know?


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