Germany outpaces US in economic ‘wellbeing’ index

Inequality means Americans feel few benefits from rebound, report says
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 05: Revellers celebrate the last hour of the 2014 Oktoberfest on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest ends today, having drawn visitors from around the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
Oktoberfest revellers in Munich

Germans are benefiting more from their country’s economic rebound than Americans are from the US recovery thanks to greater investment in education and infrastructure. In China rapid economic growth is being hindered by pollution and other factors and translating only slowly into broader economic “wellbeing” while in India, Asia’s new growth champion, progress has been even slower.