What is the most successful country/culture, and how do they do it?
Overall, looking at health, % unemployment, working hours/conditions, % below poverty line, happiness, crime.
What do you think? I imagine there's been a study...
Here's something from a quick google search: the Happy Planet Index.
The Happy Planet Index (HPI) is an index of human well-being and environmental impact that was introduced by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) in July 2006. The index is designed to challenge well-established indices of countries’ development, such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the Human Development Index (HDI), which are seen as not taking sustainability into account. In particular, GDP is seen as inappropriate, as the usual ultimate aim of most people is not to be rich, but to be happy and healthy.