Keep Calm and Carry On

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This year the Danes have yet again been awarded The Most Happy People by a United Nations Poll. Third year in a row. What makes people happy? According to the Danes, these are the major points:

  1. Free Access to Health Care
  2. Free Access to Education
  3. A welfare system that takes care of you from cradle to grave
  4. 35-hour work week and 5 weeks of paid vacation annually
  5. A community where kids can walk from home to school safely

To pay for this safe, healthy and educated life the Dane is prepared to pay up to 60% taxes on personal income.

The notion of The Common Good is strong with a Dane, because if most people are happy, the fear of rebellion or even war does not exist. Knowing that your neighbor is content means you can be content, too. When you are on vacation, your neighbor is on vacation, and you don’t…

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