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Compilers of the new Social Progress Index (SPI) can’t be faulted for lack of ambition. They have synthesized no fewer than 52 indicators – from water withdrawals per capita to deaths from HIV, from fixed broadband subscriptions to political terror – to arrive at what they hope is a robust and meaningful measure of national well-being.

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