users to experience it. Generic LEGO blocks offerthat flexibility. LEGO blocksmorph into a variety of forms and scenarios within the imagination of millions of children and adults around the world. Bang &Olufsen is anotherexample of Danish simplicity raised to a level of high design.Danish design reflects Danish values, social relationships, and thepsychology of an average Dane. One cannot understand the value of innovation and design in Denmark without understanding Danish peopleand their culture.
The 2010 Legatum Prosperity Index, which produces rankings of countriesbased upon factors that will help drive economic growth and producehappy citizens over the long term, has ranked Denmark second globally.Relatively, the United States, a global super power, ranks 10
on theProsperity Index. Ireland and Iceland come in at 11
respectively,even before the United Kingdoms position at number 13.Understanding how Danes manage their happiness and sense of wellbeingcan help struggling countries bring prosperity to their citizensusingeconomic tools and measurements.Danes have a deep and active involvement in political decisions, and a veryresponsible social and civil attitude. At 90 percent, Denmarks voting rate ishighest in the world. They subscribe to the ideal of the welfare state, whichfollows the principle that each member of society has equal rights andaccess to social support and social benefits. According to Limbistraine.com:
Danish cultural features and values are connected in anetwork built on relations of interdependence. The