Alternative development indicators
In the age of alternative facts - I thought to explore some indicators that truly measure the development of a nation
- •Quality of napkins at average restaurantsDoes the napkin absorb anything? Does it have more of a waxed paper consistency? The more absorbing a napkin = the more developed the country.
- •Packs of roving street dogsPresence of roving street dogs most likely correlates with GDP
- •Presence of political leaders portrait in corner storesTypically dictatorships have bigger income gaps.
- •The lowest value in USD on paper moneyThis puts Canada above the US (five dollar bills in Canada VS $1 dollar bills), thereby proving this entire list to be a useful tool for development professionals everywhere.
- •Highest government official with a hotmail email addressWhen the government can't get their own domain, typically development is low.
- •Lack of lanes on roadsBad traffic = bad governance