According to this report, Chile now ranks slightly ahead (27th) of the USA (28th) in life expectancy. The average person in Chile lives around 79.5 years and is 78.2 years in the USA. One possible reason is the increasing police state in America and violence perpetrated by the U.S. government against its people directly or indirectly through food policies and wars. The last decade has been tough on liberty in the “land of the free” (a term which some, including Simon Black, have been attributing to Chile recently). The report blames higher infant mortality and behavioral components like diet as key factors. The top ten countries are as follows:
1. Japan: 86.4 years
2. Spain: 84.9 years
3. Switzerland: 84.6 years
4. France: 84.4 years
5. Australia: 83.9 years
6. Korea: 83.8 years
7. Israel: 83.5 years
8. Finland: 83.5 years
9. Sweden: 83.4 years
10. Iceland: 83.3 years
The study was conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD. Read more. The USA has the highest healthcare costs in the world and, despite fabulous care, has not produced the longest life expectancy statistics.
At any rate, the data provide yet another plus for why Chile is a good choice. One reason for Chile’s rise in this category has been its excellent and relatively inexpensive medical care system.
Sovereign Man is about to launch its resilient community in Chile. Do you want to be a part of it? If Chile is on your radar screen, perhaps you should check out the residency program which I offer. Go to www.chile-consulting.cl and view the entries at bottom center or send an email email@example.com and I will send the program links directly to you. I will be talking about the program with Simon Black’s teleconference regarding the resilient community on November 30, 2011 at 1 p.m. EST.
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Christian Theology of Public Policy: Highlighting the American Experience (2006)Bible and Government: Public Policy from a Christian Perspective (2003)A Primer on Modern Themes in Free Market Economics and Policy (2009)