THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2017

Creating the Pathways from Poverty to Prosperity

Regional Analysis

Western Europe: Leading the way as American prosperity declines

29 November 2017

In 2017, Western Europe became the most prosperous region in the world, with its nations holding seven of the top 10 ranks. However, this result did not come from gains in its...

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29 November 2017

In 2017, North America fell behind Western Europe to become the second most prosperous region in the world. Prosperity in North America declined faster than in any other region in 2017. This decline was driven by weakening So...

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29 November 2017

At the most basic level, there is little point in having high wealth, good services or a beautiful natural environment without the freedom to enjoy them. To be truly prosperous, individuals must have control over their lives ...

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29 November 2017

Material wealth, security, high quality services and a good environment are all important for prosperity. But people and relationships matte...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:Compared to other top 20 countries, North American prosperity has seen marked stagnation over the past decade...

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03 November 2016

From the 2016 Prosperity Index:At the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, US vice president Joe Biden thundered to rapturou...

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