When you think of how happy people in a whole country are, what do you take into account? True, country well-being and perception of own happiness depend greatly on the economic situation. But it’s Panama that tops Gallup’s Global Well-being Index.
One in 10 prime working age Americans are finding that by the time they get their paychecks, credit and loan businesses have been there first. The striking figure emerged after millions of payrolls were checked as part of a study by NPR and ProPublica.
The economic crisis is encouraging young people in OECD countries to stay in education for an additional 15 years, according to a new report. While some commentators regard this as a good thing, those with lower education levels are suffering badly.
The Spanish government intends to spend about 1 million euro on police riot gear, despite the country’s debt rising by 58 billion euro over the last year. Authorities worry about widespread protests they believe will grip the nation in the autumn.
A poll in France has revealed 85 percent of the population does not want President Francois Hollande to seek a second term in 2017. His approval ratings have hit an all-time low, with just 13 percent of those asked saying he is doing a good job.
Nearly 500 protesters were arrested in three dozen US cities on Thursday as fast-food workers and supporters staged sit-ins and acts of civil disobedience nationwide to call attention to their low wages and lack of union representation.