I have a couple of new posts up at the Grattan Blog.
The first is built around a web app that shows you which countries are most similar to Australia, measured using criteria that you can weight yourself. We used this to help us when we were considering which countries to compare Australia to in the Commonwealth Orange Book.
The second post explains why we used life expectancy as our measure of health outcomes in the Orange Book, and shows that other measures tell a similar story.
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