Thursday, 8 December 2011

Health, wealth and happiness

“I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love.”
- The Beatles

Money may not buy you love, although careful observation suggests it doesn’t seem to hurt your chances, but it certainly does buy you good health and better life expectancy:

life-expectancy-and-gdp-per-capita-correlationClick to enlarge.

Prosperity is a good thing. Would you trade up to five years of your life for less of it?

[Chart by Gapminder, Hat tip Stephen Hicks.]


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