1. Switzerland | 2. Australia | 3. United States | 4. United Kingdom | 5. Sweden | Source: New World Wealth
The gap between the rich and the poor has been widening in most countries. Economists are analyzing the potential consequences, among them pundits at the IMF which is holding its spring meeting in Washington this week.
Oxfam's latest report on wealth inequality describes how a wealthy elite accumulates vast fortunes while the poorest go without. But the charity has been criticized as offering a too simplistic view of the imbalances.
Despite its dreary weather and long winters, Finland has emerged as the happiest country, according to a UN report. The unhappiest places were Burundi, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Tanzania and Yemen.
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