The propaganda machine is at it again:
The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness. The World Happiness Report 2018, ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels, and 117 countries by the happiness of their immigrants.
Numerous organizations create “world’s happiest” metrics and they all mostly disagree with one another. The World Happiness Report, in a round about way, basically defines Happiness as living in a Scandinavian country:
Indexes can be defined to in terms of a desired outcome (e.g. countries like Scandinavian countries are happy therefore countries like Scandinavian countries are happy).
The defects of the World Happiness Report are immense: if you have not read up on the problems with this report, then its time to catch up!
The purpose of the report seems to be to push everyone to adopt the same government and government policies as found in small Scandinavian countries having mostly homogeneous populations. In other words, the report appears to be a propaganda campaign. Do read up on the problems.