We are # 2 (Behind Finland)

The latest world competitiveness lists are out and the U.S. second overall - same place as last year. The Geneva-based World Economic Forum publishes the report each year. Other countries in the top ten are small Nordic or Asian Tigers. Besides size, it is a diverse group, showing that the free market has many manifestations. The big Euro countries (France, Germany) and Japan declined. India rose a little; China lost a little, but neither is very efficient yet. Chad is last.

There is a correlation between competitiveness and extent of globalization. Beyond that, the more and globalized competitive places are usually better places to live. This is mostly good news and mostly technical news. I am interested to see how and for what my colleagues on the left end will find to blame George Bush.

Posted by Jack at September 28, 2005 2:27 PM