Countries Are Ranked On Everything From Health To Happiness. What's The Point?

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Nonprofits and advocacy groups use the rankings as a tool to name and shame countries into improving their policies. But the indexes do have some drawbacks.

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Nonprofits and advocacy groups use the rankings as a tool to name and shame countries into improving their policies. But the indexes do have some drawbacks.

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NPR Story

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Friday, June 14, 2019

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