Socially Progressive New Zealand, a Nation of Middle-Class Substance Abusers

Isn’t it interesting to see how New Zealand rates on indexes that aren’t complied from official government data. Read this Stuff article about substance abuse in New Zealand’s middle classes, it doesn’t fit well with New Zealand recently topping the Social Progress Index despite never being ranked in it before. It raises questions as to why the…

New Zealand Tops the Social Progress Index, From Zero to Hero – The Silly Season has Begun

    How did New Zealand go from ‘No information’ (image above, data below from Jan 2014) to top of the index so quickly? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_Social_Progress_Index Four months later, according to The Social Progress Imperative website, New Zealand now “tops the world on indicators of personal rights and freedoms, and comes in the top four for…