26/3/17

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Two pieces of news, one from Denmark, the other (the one that I am going to focus on) from Norway:

Denmark's government now has no foreign currency debt — for the first time in 183 years

Norway is the world's happiest country in 2017, according to the World Happiness Report

This thing about Norway can't be right, OK? Hey, their most famous writer Karl Ove Knausgaard (who!?) regularly writes about his dad's alcoholism for a living. His colleague Jo Nesboe tells stories about lots of blood and murder. And Edvard Munk's most famous painting Scream calls associations of anything but happiness.

Hey, and let us not forget that it is cold, damp and dark for most of the Norwegian winter. And yet... turns out the happiest people in the world live there (and in that region in general). How come?


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