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Supertree structures glow at the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore this month. The country ranks at the top of the list of the World Bank's new Human Capital Index. (Wong Maye-E/AP). The desire to climb arbitrary ranking ladders seems to be an innate human instinct. The World Bank hopes to harness it for good. The development organization has put its considerable muscle behind a new international ranking of how well countries help their residents live up to their economic potential. The bank’s Human Capital Index seeks to show, as a simple percentage, how close a country comes to providing education and healthy lives to all residents, thus maximizing their opportunity to succeed. The United ... Full story

11 October