As the world becomes interconnected, the interest in comparisons among countries has grown. A veritable cottage industry of comparison-spewing institutions has emerged, this author not excepted. Who of the 195?plus sovereign nations on this planet is the most democratic? The happiest? The most innovative? The most electronically connected? No problem, lists exist for everything.
Noam, Eli. "The need for quality standards in international comparisons." Financial Times (August 23, 2010). http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/722ac10c-aece-11df-8e45-00144feabdc0.html#axzz....
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