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Who'd prefer their country to Trump's U.S.? Norwegians would

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By MARK LEWIS

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Norwegians have national health care. Americans, regardless of origin, don't and their prospects are declining. Perhaps, Americans should emigrate to Norway?

I know it's on my short-list, as far as "exit strategies" go.

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From Wikipedia:

Main article: Politics of Norway

Transparency International: Corruption Perceptions Index 2014, ranked 5 out of 182.[11]

Reporters Without Borders: Press Freedom Index 2011/2012, ranked 1 out of 179 countries[12]

Economist Intelligence Unit: Democracy Index 2015, ranked 1 out of 167; score of 9.93[13]

Electoral process and pluralism: ranked 1 out of 167; score of 10.00A

Functioning of government: ranked 1 out of 167; score of 9.64

Political participation: ranked 1 out of 167; score of 10.00

Democratic political culture: ranked 1 out of 167; score of 10.00B

Civil liberties: ranked 1 out of 167; score of 10.00C

Transparency International: Global Corruption Barometer 2013, ranked 6 out of 95; score of 3[14] (3% of people bribed an official in 2013)

Democracy Ranking 2015, ranked 1 out of 113; score of 88.1[15]

World Justice Project: Rule of Law Index 2014, ranked 1 out of 113; score of 0.88 (out of 1)[16]

Fund for Peace: Fragile States Index 2016, ranked 177 out of 178 (least fragile); score of 18.8 (out of 120)[17]

Life Quality of Norway [edit]

United Nations Development Programme: 2015 Human Development Index, ranked 1 out of 188 countries[1]

United Nations Development Programme: 2015 Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index, ranked 1 out of 150 countries[2]

The Economist: 2013 Where-to-be-born Index: ranked 3 out of 80 countries[3]

United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network: 2015 World Happiness Report, ranked 5 out of 85 countries[4]

Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress: 2015 OECD Better Life Index, ranked 3 out of 36 countries[5]

The Legatum Institute: 2015 Legatum Prosperity Index, ranked 1 out of 142 countries[6]

Economy[edit]

Main article: Economy of Norway

The Wall Street Journal and the Heritage Foundation: Index of Economic Freedom 2015, ranked 27 out of 179 countries[7]

World Bank: Ease of Doing Business Index 2015, ranked 9 out of 183 countries[8]

Fraser Institute: Economic Freedom of the World 2015, ranked 27 out of 157[9]

Size of Government: ranked 132 out of 157; score of 5.0

Legal System and Property Rights: ranked 3 out of 157; score of 8.6

Sound Money: ranked 37 out of 157; score of 9.4

Freedom to Trade Internationally: ranked 77 out of 157; score of 7.3

Regulation: ranked 70 out of 157; score of 7.2

Credit market regulations: ranked 1 out of 157; score of 10.0

Labor market regulations: ranked 145 out of 157; score of 4.4

Business regulations: ranked 22 out of 157; score of 7.2

World Economic Forum: Global Enabling Trade Report 2014, ranked 12 out of 138; score of 5.1 (out of 7)[10]

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Wow, this article is timely for me! I was just talking to my Norwegian colleague yesterday, and his words were 'Trump is talking out his a$$.

Now this article comes out. I've got to call him.

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What did Trump say that would be considered derogatory at all towards Norway? Everybody is jumping on the bandwagon pointing out how great Norway is as if Trump was in some way slandering them by saying how great he thinks they are.

@stranger

When your friend said "Trump is talking out his a$$" was he referring to Trump's praise of Norway and the Norwegian people?

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"Asylum seekers are expensive and a challenge to the culture."

That's what President Trump said, just is a less polite way.

I bet 75% of the countries in the world would prefer their current country over the USA. Perhaps 85%. That still leaves a few places where the USA would be preferred.

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That's what President Trump said, just is a less polite way. 

I bet 75% of the countries in the world would prefer their current country over the USA.

Yes as well as our money to go with that. Kind of a win, win situation for them.

Perhaps 85%. That still leaves a few places where the USA would be preferred.

https://www.migrationpolicy.org/programs/data-hub/charts/top-25-destinations-international-migrants

Yeah, about that.....

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Norway is an an amazing place to visit. Expensive but the scenery, the culture, the food is just wow.

I recommend the Lofoten Islands if you want to get away from it all.

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I think Sweden is better, they have better food and better music.

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If only this were really true; if only there wasn't a giant trail of people standing on line to get into the US, if only they were trying to get to Norway in droves.

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