What made the home of the free/brave fall from grace? The United States was once ranked first, in 1988. This time around, the EIU found the United States to be a nation where "babies will inherit the large debts of the boomer generation."
also explained that these quality-of-life surveys are heavily, and rather simply, based on a nation's overall happiness level. Well, guess we'll have to open up an R29 Zurich edition.
Photo: Courtesy of Wikipedia/The Economist Intelligence Unit.