Just before twenty first-graders were killed in their beloved elementary school, the Economist Intelligence Unit revealed the results of their “quality of life” index—a survey of nations “where a baby might be luckiest to be born in 2013.” Crime, trust in public institutions, and the health of family life all go into the mix. The U.S.—no surprise—doesn’t make it into the top 10.
As we move into the new year, and President Obama pledges to make gun control “a central issue” in his second term, let us all heed the words below, from the 10th . . . Read full article →