William Taylor


Is Vietnam Really That Happy?

August 7, 2013


In 2012, Vietnam came second in the New Economics Foundation’s Happy Planet Index (HPI). According to the HPI, the only happier people in the world live in Costa Rica. The HPI ranks 151 countries across the globe on the basis of how many long, happy, and sustainable lives they provide for the people that live in them…


Vietnam’s Migrant Workers: Greatest Advantage, Greatest Challenge

September 28, 2011


The number of migrants pouring into Vietnam’s cities as the nation rapidly industrializes and modernizes is staggering. The Vietnamese government estimates that in 2009 there were 1.99 million migrants in Ho Chi Minh City, nearly 30 percent of the population. Although Vietnam’s 26 million migrants have contributed greatly to the nation’s economic g… Read more