Small, Successful Countries

Scotland - The Only Country Incapable Of Running Its Own Economy

"Scotland. The only country in the world incapable of controlling our own finances, according to London. The country that gave the world Adam Smith, the Father of Economics, yet can't run it's own economy. The country that gave the world sociology, ecology, field intelligence, aircraft design, universal standard time, first textbook on surgery, logorythms, hypnotism, electromagnetism, the discovery of the composition of Saturn's rings, popularised the decimal point, discovered the properties of carbon dioxide, the first cloned mammal, but we are incapable of running our own country....."  Read on.

Scottish Land Reform

"The study also found that a mere 87 landowners control holdings over 1.7 million hectares of Scottish land, with some of those estates remaining under the ownership of the same family for over 400 years.
“In some parts of Scotland,” the SLC concluded, “concentrated land ownership appears to be causing significant and long-term damage to the communities affected.”"

Scotland In Top Half Of NBISM League

‘Conducted annually since 2008, the Anholt-GfK Roper NBISM examines the reputation of 50 countries. Since 2008, the Scottish Government (SG) has used the NBISM to measure Scotland’s reputation internationally. This report provides statistics on Scotland’s reputation along six dimensions of national competence: Exports, Governance, Culture, People, Tourism, and Investment and Immigration. These together provide an overall indication of a Scotland’s reputation.’

Two Dramatic Signs Of A Better Place

"These are just two signs, but they tell us something about a society. Like the canary in the mine, soaring stillbirth and homicide levels suggest that things are going very wrong. The murder of women, of children or of ethno-religious minorities is often characterised as such a sign, but low homicide rates generally are typical of those societies commonly lauded for their quality of life, such as the Scandinavian countries, Ireland and New Zealand. Similarly, these countries also have the lowest stillbirth levels."