PAT: They just came out with another best countries in the world ranking. And, of course, Uganda is number one, best place in the world to live.
PAT: Beautiful, especially this time of year.
PAT: Spring in Uganda, there's nothing like it. Actually, the number one country in the world, what would you expect it to be?
JEFFY: Well, certainly not the United States of America. Not a chance.
STU: It's got to be something like Norway or something.
PAT: Very close. Switzerland, number one.
STU: Switzerland has some things that do better than us when it comes to free markets, honestly.
STU: But that's probably not why they're rating them that high.
PAT: They rank it on categories they call adventure, citizenship, cultural influence, entrepreneurship, heritage, movers, open for business, power, and quality of life.
JEFFY: None of those the United States should rank anything above 25 or 30. Not one of those.
PAT: Number two -- number two is Canada. That's why everybody is flocking across the Canadian border to get there. Because it's the second greatest place in the world to live.
PAT: That's why 35 million people live in a country that's like 20 times the size of ours. United Kingdom is number three. Come on now, stop it. At fourth is Germany. Germany is always at the top five of these.
STU: There's certain decades --
PAT: Maybe not in the '30s and '40s.
STU: Certain decades.
PAT: Same thing with Japan. They're number five. And maybe in the '30s and '40s, they weren't quite as high.
At number six, you might be thinking, okay. Are we there? No. Sweden. Sweden, number six. And they're having some issues right now.
JEFFY: Yes, they are.
STU: I've heard that.
PAT: Number seventh is the United States of America. We went from fourth to seventh. They rank us 35th in adventure. I don't really know what that means.
JEFFY: Come on.
PAT: We should look at the criteria and mean -- what do you mean by adventure? Great places to go, things to do, I would think. And there's a lot here. Citizenship, I don't really know what that means. Citizenship, like how many citizens --
STU: It could be how easy it is to get citizenship or the value of citizenship?
PAT: Cultural influence, they rank us third. How do you rank the United States of America third in influence. Who is more influential than we are?
STU: And culture with Hollywood and everything -- maybe because we're not as high --
PAT: Every country in the world has been Americanized. How do you give us third in that?
STU: Yeah, that's crazy.
PAT: Entrepreneurship, number three. That's something we should be number one in.
PAT: Heritage, twenty-two. Movers -- whatever that means -- 24. Open for business, we're 35th --
STU: Movers? Like Three Men and a Truck in the middle of this countdown is kind of a -- look, just hard to book them. I'll just be honest about it. That's why they're number 22.
PAT: We're number one in power. So obviously the most powerful nation on earth.
PAT: They actually did cede that to us. Thank you.
STU: Thank you. But that's evil to them.
PAT: Of course.
JEFFY: Yes, it is.
PAT: And quality of life, we're only 18th.
PAT: Probably things like crime factor into that. I don't know.
STU: Sure. And income inequality.
PAT: And I'm sure income inequality. And probably health care. Does the government pay for everybody's health care? That's why the United States will never do as well as we should in these things because of the criteria involved.
STU: Although seventh. I'm actually impressed --
PAT: Yeah, seventh is better than I thought it would be.
STU: Usually it's like right behind North Korea is where we have them this year. That's usually the way these things go.
PAT: Australia, France, and Norway, of course, round out the top ten. 888-727-BECK. More of the Glenn Beck on the way.