THE DON JONES INDEX…

 

GAINS POSTED in GREEN

  LOSSES POSTED in RED

 

        3/26/18…  15,613.13

        3/12/18…  15,638.28 6/27/13…  15,000.00

      

(THE DOW JONES INDEX:  3/26/18… 23,533.20; 3/19/18… 24,946.51; 6/27/13… 15,000.00)

 

LESSON for March 26, 2018 – CROSSING the FINNISH LINE!

 

Once again, the United Nations has issued its World Happiness Report for 2018 and, like the 2017 document, the news isn’t very good for America.

Last year, Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Center for Sustainable Development at The Earth Institute, Columbia University, and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General penned the following introduction to the WHR as an explanation of why the United States was only the 14th happiest country on Earth…

“The central paradox of the modern American economy, as identified by Richard Easterlin (1964, 2016), is this: income per person has increased roughly three times since 1960, but measured happiness has not risen. The situation has gotten worse in recent years: per capita GDP is still rising, but happiness is now actually falling. The predominant political discourse in the United States is aimed at raising economic growth, with the goal of restoring the American Dream and the happiness that is supposed to accompany it. But the data show conclusively that this is the wrong approach. The United States can and should raise happiness by addressing America’s multi-faceted social crisis—rising inequality, corruption, isolation, and distrust—rather than focusing exclusively or even mainly on economic growth, especially since the concrete proposals along these lines would exacerbate rather than ameliorate the deepening social crisis.”

Or, in English, reiterating a popular and prescient contention of James Brown… “money won’t change you, but time will take you out.”

Time hasn’t taken us out yet… despite the nuclear belligerence of the North Koreans and Iraniacs (with the sinister Soviet Russia in the shadows having re-elected Mad Vlad to essentially a President-for-Life sinecure)… but neither was it particularly kind to us despite the rising Dow (Thursday and Friday excepted), falling unemployment and a low inflation rate.  America slipped to 18th, falling behind the Irish, Germans, Belgians and Luxembourgers and, in what was probably a deliberate slap across the face with kid gloves by a UN that likes Americans and their President about as much as we like the UN, the theme of the 2018 report was happiness and immigration.  The bureaucrats and researchers concluded (Surprise! Surprise!) that the nations with the happiest immigrants are those which also have the happiest natives.

If the electoral hot-buttons of 2016 and those now developing for November are any indication, the only direction America chooses for both its natives and immigrants (who can make it over the wall) is down.

The WHR brought Professor Sachs back for an encore, but his take on our rising disgruntlement had nothing to do with sneaky foreigners crossing the border to sell drugs, rape virtuous American womanhood and blow themselves up in shopping centers.  Rather, he found a general malaise which manifested in statistics reflecting our acting out in response to a pervasive sense of anger and depression by getting fat, taking drugs (especially opioids) and, now and again, committing suicide.  He neglected to mention the larger issues of gun violence and imbeciles elected to high office by spreading lies and fomenting hate, a lurid mass-media culture and the tumescent influence of the internet and social media – but maybe he’s saving these for 2019, or 2020.

That’s something to look forward to!

Finland pushed Norway out of the top slot this year but the happiest people remained occupants of small, cold, white social democracies.  Down ballot, however, certain strange tendencies manifested. 

The U.N. people took some rather PC measures in judging national happiness this year, placing a greater emphasis on familial and community connections (Hillary’s villages, gone now with the winds of the electoral vote) rather than cold, hard facts of life (GDP, wages, unemployment, inflation, infant mortality and other measurables).  Consequently, the findings were quite intersectional... compared to our own 2017 survey based on the concerns of two dead white male Americans (Ben Franklin’s health, wealth and wisdom and Tom Jefferson’s life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as embodied in the Declaration of Independence). 

The emphasis on somewhat softer characterizations pushed not only America but quite a few European states downwards, while the UN survey monkeys smiled on Latin America.   We’ll take a closer look at the different methodologies next Lesson leaving, for now, just a few facts (say the UN folks) or anomalies (as might assume everyone else)… 

          Israelis are happier than Germans,

          Costa Ricans are happier than Americans,

          The ABC nations (Argentina, Brazil and Chile) are happier than the Spanish,

          Salvadorans (what crime?) are happier than the Japanese,

          Libyans are happier than Greeks (which is why so many Lesbians are boarding rafts),

          Somalians are happier than Venezuelans (at least piracy has a future).

 

There were plenty of other distractions crowding the headlines over the past week… the most immediately influential was the rather vague statement by President Trump that he was going to increase tariffs… specifying only metals, but evoking an instant response from allies and enemies alike – which response has caused him to begin walking back his grand tariff plans with exemptions for most (except China) and another vague promise of a tariff summit… with China.

Republicans, even free traders, would probably like him to keep the plans alive until after November so as to let blue-collar-‘pubs in blue-turned-red states keep their jobs, but, as the saying goes, we shall see.

Walking back incoming National Security Adviser John Bolton might be a harder task.  The North Koreans probably don’t know who he is, but if they did, that would be the end of talks of another summit (and, probably, of both Koreas).

Djonald Unchained has a history of doubling-down almost as legendary as his walkbacks, so he just might maximize his sabre-rattling by appointing former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo to the soon to be vacant job of Defense Secretary.  Tancredo has famously advocated nuking Mecca, which would bring some impartiality to US Mideast policy in that Bolton has implied he’d like to nuke Tehran and so flushing away the contending Islamic factions of Sunni and Shiite.

If only the President could nuke away the bimbo eruptions of the present and the marital difficulties of the immediate future.

There were probably as many arguments in the Jones household as on Roseanne Connor’s family if that Don put a load of cash into the stock market (particularly the high-techies, particularly Facebook).  No many how many Wall Street spokesmen assure the public that their investments are still up over the past year, seeing all that money flushed away has to hurt.  Seeing the falling value of home investments hurts more, but the increase in sales means that they can at least raise cash if it becomes necessary.  And there are still jobs to be had, the balance of trade deficit is leveling and if dictatorships are inconvenient for some, you don’t see the Russians or Chinese complaining.  Come to think of it, ask a North Korean if they’re happy (the UN tried but Kim wouldn’t let them ask) and they’ll certainly reply “absolutely” (or whatever that is in Korean).

 

 

THE DON JONES INDEX

CHART of CATEGORIES w/VALUE ADDED to EQUAL BASELINE of 15,000

(REFLECTING… approximately… DOW JONES INDEX of June 27, 2013)

See a further explanation of categories here

 

ECONOMIC INDICES (60%)

 

 

    DON JONES’ PERSONAL ECONOMIC INDEX (45% of TOTAL INDEX POINTS)

 

 

 

 

INCOME

 

(24%)

BASE

6/27/13

      RECKONINGS

       LAST            CHANGE

 

NEXT

DON

3/19/18

DON

3/26/18

 

               OUR SOURCE(S) and COMMENTS

 

 

 

Wages (hourly, per capita)    

9%

1350 points 

        3/12/18

+0.18%

Apr. 18

      1,472.77

 

      1,472.77

 

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-states/wages   22.40

Median Income (yearly)

4%

600

3/26/18

+0.06%

4/2/18

        673.74

        673.93

debtclock.org/    31,729

Unempl. (BLS – in millions

4%

600

2/12/18

-2.44%

Apr. 18

      1,110.17

      1,110.17

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000     4.1 nc

   Official (DC - in millions)

2%

300

3/26/18

+0.23%

4/2/18

514.80

515.98

http://www.usdebtclock.org/      6,657

   Unofficl. (DC - in millions) 

2%

300

3/26/18

+0.20%

4/2/18

      489.20

        490.20

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    13,188

Workforce Participation

     Number (in millions)

     Percentage (DC)

2%

300

3/26/18

+0.3%

+0.1%

4/2/18

286.59

286.59

Americans in/not in workforce (mil.) 

In: 155,383 Out 96,060 Total 251.443

http://www.usdebtclock.org/  61.80%

WP Percentage (ycharts)*

1%

150

3/26/18

+0.17%

Apr. 18

150.83

150.83

http://ycharts.com/indicators/labor_force_participation_rate   63.00%

 

 

OUTGO

    (15%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Inflation (aggregate)

7%

1050

       3/19/18

+0.5%

4/2/18

973.30

973.30

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm    +0.2

 

Inflation – Food

2%

300

3/19/18

+0.2%

4/2/18

278.70

278.70

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     nc

 

               - Gasoline

2%

300

3/19/18

+5.7%

4/2/18

290.19

290.19

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     -0.9

 

               - Med. Care Services *

2%

300

3/19/18

+0.6%

4/2/18

264.88

264.88

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     nc

 

               -  Shelter

2%

300

3/19/18

+0.2%

4/2/18

283.40

283.40

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm    +0.3

 

 

WEALTH

(6%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dow Jones Index

2%

300

        3/26/18

   -5.67%     

4/2/18

447.84

422.47

Dow – 23,533.20

 

Homes – Sales

             -  Valuation

1%

1%

150

150

2/26/18

Sales   +2.97%      Valu.   -1.96%

Mar. 18

196.92         219.02

202.78         214.76

http://www.realtor.org/research-and-statistics

Sales (M):  5.54 Valuations (K):  241.7

 

Debt (Personal)

2%

300

3/12/18

   +0.20%

4/2/18

259.58

259.05

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    57,780

 

 

 

AMERICAN ECONOMIC INDEX (15% of TOTAL INDEX POINTS)

 

 

 

          NATIONAL

(10%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues (in trillions – tr.)

2%

300

        3/26/18

 -+0.06%

4/2/18

384.91

385.14

debtclock.org/       3.372

 

Expenditures (in tr.)

2%

300

3/26/18

 +0.10%

4/2/18

257.88

257.64

debtclock.org/       4.103

 

National Debt (tr.)

3%

450

3/26/18

 +0.38%

4/2/18

348.42

347.11

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    21,043

 

Aggregate Debt (tr.)

3%

450

3/26/18

+0.08%

4/2/18

368.55

368.24

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    69,751

 

 

 

 

           GLOBAL

(5%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Debt (tr.)

2%

300

       3/26/18

+1.09%

4/2/18

305.89

309.24

http://www.usdebtclock.org/   6.304

 

Exports (in billions – bl.)

1%

150

3/19/18

-1.33%

4/2/18

158.33

158.33

http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/highlights/congressional.html  200.9

 

Imports (bl.)

1%

150

3/19/18

+0.39%

4/2/18

129.37

129.37

http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/highlights/congressional.html 257.5

 

Trade Deficit (bl.)

1%

150

3/19/18

+6.18%

4/2/18

88.92

88.92

https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/highlights/monthly.html  56.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                 SOCIAL INDICES (40%)

                       LIBERTY and SECURITY INDEX           (15%) 

      ACTS of MAN

(9%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Peace

3%

450

       3/26/18

 -0.4%

4/2/18

427.65

425.94

Trump congratulates Putin on his rigged re-election and successful poisoning of British spy.  He then finds his Dr. Strangelove by replacing Gen. McMasters with “pre-emptive” nuclear strike advocate John “The Bolt” Bolton at NSA.

 

Terrorism

2%

300

3/26/18

+0.6%

4/2/18

220.36

221.68

Hero cop sacrifices self, saves hostages in French supermarket terror.  San Antonio bomber identified and killed after writing manifesto that claims he’s a psychopath, but not a terrorist.  Also in Texas, exploding car attacks military base but authorities say no, it wasn’t terrorism.

 

Private/Public Corruption 

2%

300

3/26/18

    +0.3%

4/2/18

301.32

300.42

Attorny General Sessions fires FBI assistant director McCabe who had been investigating… Sessions,  Cabinet secretaries derided this week include Ryan Zinke (Interior), stuck in Turkish taffy and Sleepy Ben Carson (HUD) for buying expensive furnishings… he blamed his wife.  Jared being investigated for stock fraud, Facebook for sharing user data with databanker used by Trump, hence, the Russians.  Meanwhile, French ex-prez Sarkozy indicted too.

 

Crime

1%

150

3/26/18

  -0.5%

4/2/18

238.19

239.38

Going to Mexico?  Crime wave hits “Mayan Riviera”; Iowa family killed by toxic gas.  No Russians around.  Dirty old man and teenage abductee meet la policia South of the Border.  Copycat school shooters proliferate in Maryland and Michigan – white cops stop black car-burglar in Sacramento… shooting him 20 times.

 

 

      ACTS of GOD             

(6%)

(with, in some cases, a little… or lots of… help from men, and a few women)

 

 

 

 

 

Environment/Weather

3%

450

      3/26/18

    -0.4%

4/2/18

335.55

334.21

Fourth Nor’easter hits Northeast; Boston calls it a Four-easter. Fifth on the way this week? For the West Coast – more floods and mudslides.  Environmentalists say glacier loss is at the point of no return; floating island of garbage in Pacific and the government covered up Harvey’s (the hurricane, not Weinstein) release of toxic chemicals.  Perhaps appropriately, Earth day is reduced to Earth hour.

 

Natural/Unnatural Disasters

3%

450

3/26/18

    -0.6%

4/2/18

352.11

354.22

Yosemite dam proclaimed no longer in danger.  Good Samaritans lend a hand, dragging man from burning car and passengers commandeer Greyhound bus from sleepy driver.  Not so lucky in Arizona where self-driving Uber kills cyclist.  Movie set fire kills firemen and iconic T-Rex statue burns in Colorado.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         LIFESTYLE and JUSTICE INDEX          (15%)

 

 

Science, Tech. & Education

4%

600

 3/26/18

nc

4/2/18

630.01

628.75

Science and technology are your friends… robocalls up 76% in 2017-8 and the robopols responsible for many of them propose only small fines.  How about Jail?  Ten years for callers, twenty for the bosses?

 

 

Equality (economic/social)

4%

600

  3/26/18

+0.3%

4/2/18

733.06

733.06

China vows reciprocal tariffs – on American pigs.  Trump reinstates transgender military ban.  Social media responds to regulatory threats… Craigslist pulls all “personal” ads; Apple introduces new disability emojis.

 

 

Health

4%

600

  3/26/18

+0.1%

4/2/18

531.77

531.94

Walk it off!  Doctors prescribe exercise, not opioids, for back pain.  Coat hangers!  Mississippi imposes near-universal abortion ban.  A punch in the nuts?  Scientists claim to have invented male birth control pill.  (But will it be legal in Mississippi?)

 

 

Freedom and Justice                        

3%

450

  3/26/18

+0.4%

4/2/18

503.51

505.52

Children’s crusade anti-gun marches draw half million to Washington and thousands more elsewhere.  Pastor gets 99 years for starving boy to death.  Trump finds his personal lawyer and all potential replacements so far have apologized too – sorry, we’re “conflicted out”.  For what it’s worth, Mark Zuckerburg apologizes too (see Corruption) but Facebook stock plummets anyway.

 

                     

                       MISCELLANEOUS and TRANSIENT INDEX        (10%)

All miscellaneous incidents

 (transient and cultural)

10%

1000

        3/26/18

+0.2%

4/2/18

1078.06

 1080.22

Massive underdog Loyola/Chicago gains Final Four on prayers from its 98 year old nun.  Black Panther roars to top of box office for 5th straight week.  Stormy and Linda McDougal duke it out over who got paid more while Melania endures a West Palm Sunday watching 20-20.  METOO bad boys add Steven Seagal to roster, as well as… Fred Savage?  Sex and the City actress to run for NY Governor.  RIP to last male white rhino, thus ensuring species extinction and the keyboard playing cat.

 

The Don Jones Index for the week of March 19th through March 25th, 2018 was DOWN 13.14 points.

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Appendix One – WHR findings (2018)

 

The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness. The World Happiness Report 2018, which ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels, and 117 countries by the happiness of their immigrants, was released on March 14th at a launch event at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in the Vatican.  Those nations scoring best in a category are highlighted in blue, those doing worst in red.

Rankings

2017 2018

   Country

Score

Change in score

GDP

per cap.

Social support

Health

Freedom

Generosity

5

1

  Finland

7.632

1.305

1.592

0.874

0.681

0.192

0.393

1

2

  Norway

7.594

1.456

1.582

0.861

0.686

0.286

0.340

2

3

  Denmark

7.555

1.351

1.590

0.868

0.683

0.284

0.408

3

4

  Iceland

7.495

1.343

1.644

0.914

0.677

0.353

0.138

4

5

  Switzerland

7.487

1.420

1.549

0.927

0.660

0.256

0.357

6

6

  Netherlands

7.441

1.361

1.488

0.878

0.638

0.333

0.295

7

7

  Canada

7.328

1.330

1.532

0.896

0.653

0.321

0.291

8

8

  New Zealand

7.324

1.268

1.601

0.876

0.669

0.365

0.389

10

9

  Sweden

7.314

1.355

1.501

0.913

0.659

0.285

0.383

9

10

  Australia

7.272

1.340

1.573

0.910

0.647

0.361

0.302

11

11

  Israel

7.190

1.244

1.433

0.888

0.464

0.262

0.082

13

12

  Austria

7.139

1.341

1.504

0.891

0.617

0.242

0.224

12

13

  Costa Rica

7.072

1.010

1.459

0.817

0.632

0.143

0.101

15

14

  Ireland

6.977

1.448

1.583

0.876

0.614

0.307

0.306

16

15

  Germany

6.965

1.340

1.474

0.861

0.586

0.273

0.280

17

16

  Belgium

6.927

1.324

1.483

0.894

0.583

0.188

0.240

18

17

  Luxembourg

6.910

1.576

1.520

0.896

0.632

0.196

0.321

14

18

  United States

6.886

1.398

1.471

0.819

0.547

0.291

0.133

19

19

  United Kingdom

6.814

1.301

1.559

0.883

0.533

0.354

0.272

21

20

  United Arab Em.

6.774

2.096

  nl

0.776

0.670

0.284

0.186

23

21

  Czech Republic

6.711

1.233

1.489

0.854

0.543

0.064

0.034

27

22

  Malta

6.627

1.270

1.525

0.884

0.645

0.376

0.142

31

23

  France

6.489

1.293

1.466

0.908

0.520

0.098

0.176

25

24

  Mexico

6.488

1.038

1.252

0.761

0.479

0.069

0.095

20

25

  Chile

6.476

1.131

1.331

0.808

0.431

0.197

0.061

33

26

  Taiwan

6.441

1.365

1.436

0.857

0.418

0.151

0.078

20

27

  Panama

6.430

1.112

1.438

0.759

0.597

0.125

0.063

22

28

  Brazil

6.419

0.986

1.474

0.675

0.493

0.110

0.088

24

29

  Argentina

6.388

1.073

1.468

0.744

0.570

0.062

0.054

29

30

  Guatemala

6.382

0.781

1.268

0.608

0.604

0.179

0.071

28

31

  Uruguay

6.379

1.093

1.459

0.771

0.625

0.130

0.155

35

32

  Qatar

6.374

1.649

1.303

0.748

0.654

0.256

0.171

37

33

  Saudi Arabia

6.371

1.379

1.331

0.633

0.509

0.098

0.127

26

34

  Singapore

6.343

1.529

1.451

1.008

0.631

0.261

0.457

42

35

  Malaysia

6.322

1.161

1.258

0.669

0.356

0.311

0.059

34

36

  Spain

6.310

1.251

1.538

0.965

0.449

0.142

0.074

36

37

  Colombia

6.260

0.960

1.439

0.635

0.531

0.099

0.039

38

38

  Trin. & Tobago

6.192

1.223

1.492

0.564

0.575

0.171

0.019

40

39

  Slovakia

6.173

1.210

1.537

0.776

0.354

0.118

0.014

45

40

  El Salvador

6.167

0.806

1.231

0.639

0.461

0.065

0.082

43

41

  Nicaragua

6.141

0.668

1.319

0.700

0.527

0.208

0.128

46

42

  Poland

6.123

1.176

1.448

0.781

0.546

0.108

0.064

41

43

  Bahrain

6.105

1.338

1.366

0.698

0.594

0.243

0.123

47

44

  Uzbekistan

6.096

0.719

1.584

0.605

0.724

0.328

0.259

39

45

  Kuwait

6.083

1.474

1.301

0.675

0.554

0.167

0.106

32

46

  Thailand

6.072

1.016

1.417

0.707

0.637

0.364

0.029

48

47

  Italy

6.000

1.264

1.501

0.946

0.281

0.137

0.028

44

48

  Ecuador

5.973

0.889

1.330

0.736

0.556

0.114

0.120

50

49

  Belize

5.956

0.807

1.101

0.474

0.593

0.183

0.089

52

50

  Lithuania

5.952

1.197

1.527

0.716

0.350

0.026

0.006

62

51

  Slovenia

5.948

1.219

1.506

0.856

0.633

0.160

0.051

57

52

  Romania

5.945

1.116

1.219

0.726

0.528

0.088

0.001

54

53

  Latvia

5.933

1.148

1.454

0.671

0.363

0.092

0.066

51

54

  Japan

5.915

1.294

1.462

0.988

0.553

0.079

0.150

64

55

  Mauritius

5.891

1.090

1.387

0.684

0.584

0.245

0.050

76

56

  Jamaica

5.890

0.819

1.493

0.693

0.575

0.096

0.031

56

57

  South Korea

5.875

1.266

1.204

0.955

0.244

0.175

0.051

61

58

  North. Cyprus

5.835

1.229

1.211

0.909

0.495

0.179

0.154

49

59

  Russia

5.810

1.151

1.479

0.599

0.399

0.065

0.025

60

60

  Kazakhstan

5.790

1.143

1.516

0.631

0.454

0.148

0.121

65

61

  Cyprus

5.762

1.229

1.191

0.909

0.423

0.202

0.035

58

62

  Bolivia

5.752

0.751

1.223

0.508

0.606

0.141

0.054

66

63

  Estonia

5.739

1.200

1.532

0.737

0.553

0.086

0.174

70

64

  Paraguay

5.681

0.835

1.522

0.615

0.541

0.162

0.074

63

65

  Peru

5.663

0.934

1.249

0.674

0.530

0.092

0.034

78

66

  Kosovo

5.662

0.855

1.230

0.578

0.448

0.274

0.023

55

67

  Moldova

5.640

0.657

1.301

0.620

0.232

0.171

0.000

59

68

  Turkmenistan

5.636

1.016

1.533

0.517

0.417

0.199

0.037

75

69

  Hungary

5.620

1.171

1.401

0.732

0.259

0.061

0.022

68

70

  Libya

5.566

0.985

1.350

0.553

0.496

0.116

0.148

72

71

  Philippines

5.524

0.775

1.312

0.513

0.643

0.120

0.105

91

72

  Honduras

5.504

0.620

1.205

0.622

0.459

0.197

0.074

67

73

  Belarus

5.483

1.039

1.498

0.700

0.307

0.101

0.154

69

74

  Turkey

5.483

1.148

1.380

0.686

0.324

0.106

0.109

80

75

  Pakistan

5.472

0.652

0.810

0.424

0.334

0.216

0.113

71

76

  Hong Kong

5.430

1.405

1.290

1.030

0.524

0.246

0.291

89

77

  Portugal

5.410

1.188

1.429

0.884

0.562

0.055

0.017

73

78

  Serbia

5.398

0.975

1.369

0.685

0.288

0.134

0.043

87

79

  Greece

5.358

1.154

1.202

0.879

0.131

0.000

0.044

96

80

  Tajikistan

5.358

0.474

1.179

0.598

0.503

0.214

0.136

83

81

  Montenegro

5.347

1.017

1.279

0.729

0.259

0.111

0.081

77

82

  Croatia

5.321

1.115

1.161

0.737

0.380

0.120

0.039

86

83

  Dominican Rep.

5.302

0.982

1.441

0.614

0.578

0.120

0.106

53

84

  Algeria

5.295

0.979

1.154

0.687

0.077

0.055

0.135

84

85

  Morocco

5.254

0.779

0.797

0.669

0.460

0.026

0.074

79

86

  China

5.246

0.989

1.142

0.799

0.597

0.029

0.103

85

87

  Azerbaijan

5.201

1.024

1.161

0.603

0.430

0.031

0.176

88

88

  Lebanon

5.199

0.965

1.166

0.785

0.292

0.187

0.034

92

89

  Macedonia

5.185

0.959

1.239

0.691

0.394

0.173

0.052

74

90

  Jordan

5.161

0.822

1.265

0.645

0.468

0.130

0.134

95

91

  Nigeria

5.155

0.689

1.172

0.048

0.462

0.201

0.032

98

92

  Kyrgyzstan

5.131

0.530

1.416

0.594

0.540

0.281

0.035

90

93

  Bosnia/Herz.

5.129

0.915

1.078

0.758

0.280

0.216

0.000

100

94

  Mongolia

5.125

0.914

1.517

0.575

0.395

0.253

0.032

94

95

  Vietnam

5.103

0.715

1.365

0.702

0.618

0.177

0.079

81

96

  Indonesia

5.093

0.899

1.215

0.522

0.538

0.484

0.018

97

97

  Bhutan

5.082

0.796

1.335

0.527

0.541

0.364

0.171

93

98

  Somalia

4.982

0.000

0.712

0.115

0.674

0.238

0.282

107

99

  Cameroon

4.975

0.535

0.891

0.182

0.454

0.183

0.043

108

100

  Bulgaria

4.933

1.054

1.515

0.712

0.359

0.064

0.009

99

101

  Nepal

4.880

0.425

1.228

0.539

0.526

0.302

0.078

82

102

  Venezuela

4.806

0.996

1.469

0.657

0.133

0.056

0.052

118

103

  Gabon

4.758

1.036

1.164

0.404

0.356

0.032

0.052

103

104

  Palestinian Terr.

4.743

0.642

1.217

0.602

0.266

0.086

0.076

101

105

  South Africa

4.724

0.940

1.410

0.330

0.516

0.103

0.056

108

106

  Iran

4.707

1.059

0.771

0.691

0.459

0.282

0.129

128

107

  Ivory Coast

4.671

0.541

0.872

0.080

0.467

0.146

0.103

131

108

  Ghana

4.657

0.592

0.896

0.337

0.499

0.212

0.029

115

109

  Senegal

4.631

0.429

1.117

0.433

0.406

0.138

0.082

NL

110

  Laos

4.623

0.720

1.034

0.441

0.626

0.230

0.174

02

111

  Tunisia

4.592

0.900

0.906

0.690

0.271

0.040

0.063

109

112

  Albania

4.586

0.916

0.817

0.790

0.419

0.149

0.032

106

113

  Sierra Leone

4.571

0.256

0.813

0.000

0.355

0.238

0.053

124

114

  Congo-Brazzavl.

4.559

0.682

0.811

0.343

0.514

0.091

0.077

110

115

  Bangladesh

4.500

0.532

0.850

0.579

0.580

0.153

0.144

120

116

  Sri Lanka

4.471

0.918

1.314

0.672

0.585

0.307

0.050

117

117

  Iraq

4.456

1.010

0.971

0.536

0.304

0.148

0.095

127

118

  Mali

4.447

0.370

1.233

0.152

0.367

0.139

0.056

111

119

  Namibia

4.441

0.874

1.281

0.365

0.519

0.051

0.064

129

120

  Cambodia

4.433

0.549

1.088

0.457

0.696

0.256

0.065

134

121

  Burkina Faso

4.424

0.314

1.097

0.254

0.312

0.175

0.128

104

122

  Egypt

4.419

0.885

1.025

0.553

0.312

0.092

0.107

113

123

  Mozambique

4.417

0.198

0.902

0.173

0.531

0.206

0.158

112

124

  Kenya

4.410

0.493

1.048

0.454

0.504

0.352

0.055

116

125

  Zambia

4.377

0.562

1.047

0.295

0.503

0.221

0.082

123

126

  Mauritania

4.356

0.557

1.245

0.292

0.129

0.134

0.093

119

127

  Ethiopia

4.350

0.308

0.950

0.391

0.452

0.220

0.146

125

128

  Georgia

4.340

0.853

0.592

0.643

0.375

0.038

0.215

121

129

  Armenia

4.321

0.816

0.990

0.666

0.260

0.077

0.028

114

130

  Myanmar

4.308

0.682

1.174

0.429

0.580

0.598

0.178

137

131

  Chad

4.301

0.358

0.907

0.053

0.189

0.181

0.060

126

132

  Congo-Kinshasa

4.245

0.069

1.136

0.204

0.312

0.197

0.052

122

133

  India

4.190

0.721

0.747

0.485

0.539

0.172

0.093

135

134

  Niger

4.166

0.131

0.867

0.221

0.390

0.175

0.099

133

135

  Uganda

4.161

0.322

1.090

0.237

0.450

0.259

0.061

143

136

  Benin

4.141

0.378

0.372

0.240

0.440

0.163

0.067

130

137

  Sudan

4.139

0.605

1.240

0.312

0.016

0.134

0.082

132

138

  Ukraine

4.103

0.793

1.413

0.609

0.163

0.187

0.011

150

139

  Togo

3.999

0.259

0.474

0.253

0.434

0.158

0.101

149

140

  Guinea

3.964

0.344

0.792

0.211

0.394

0.185

0.094

139

141

  Lesotho

3.808

0.472

1.215

0.079

0.423

0.116

0.112

140

142

  Angola

3.795

0.730

1.125

0.269

0.000

0.079

0.061

144

143

  Madagascar

3.774

0.262

0.908

0.402

0.221

0.155

0.049

138

144

  Zimbabwe

3.692

0.357

1.094

0.248

0.406

0.132

0.099

141

145

  Afghanistan

3.632

0.332

0.537

0.255

0.085

0.191

0.036

142

146

  Botswana

3.590

1.017

1.174

0.417

0.557

0.042

0.092

136

147

  Malawi

3.587

0.186

0.541

0.306

0.531

0.210

0.080

145

148

  Haiti

3.582

0.315

0.714

0.289

0.025

0.392

0.104

148

149

  Liberia

3.495

0.076

0.858

0.267

0.419

0.206

0.030

152

150

  Syria

3.462

0.689

0.382

0.539

0.088

0.376

0.144

151

151

  Rwanda

3.408

0.332

0.896

0.400

0.636

0.200

0.444

146

152

  Yemen

3.355

0.442

1.073

0.343

0.244

0.083

0.064

153

153

  Tanzania

3.303

0.455

0.991

0.381

0.481

0.270

0.097

147

154

  South Sudan

3.254

0.337

0.608

0.177

0.112

0.224

0.106

155

155

  Cent. Afr. Rep.

3.083

0.024

0.000

0.010

0.305

0.218

0.038

154

156

  Burundi

2.905

0.091

0.627

0.145

0.065

0.149

0.076

 

Not Listed:  Cuba. Chad, Eritrea, Gambia, Laos, North Korea, Zambia, two of the three Guineas and several small Caribbean a South Pacific islands.