April 18th, 2014
05:09 PM ET

On GPS Sunday: Latest from Ukraine, and where U.S. ranks in quality of life

Watch "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN

On GPS this Sunday: GPS will bring you the latest on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Then, we'll go in-depth on sanctions. Many said they would never work, and that Russian President Vladimir Putin wouldn't care. But have they actually done the trick there...and in Iran, too?

Also, Fareed will take a look at a fascinating new international ranking from Harvard's Michael Porter. The United States spends more on its military than the next nine highest spending countries combined. It has the highest GDP in the world. The rest of the world can't get enough of America's sneakers, songs, sodas, movies and iPhones. And 8 of the 10 richest people in the world are American. So why does the U.S. only rank 16th in quality of life? Fareed speaks with Porter about the study.

And, a week after three people were killed in what was an allegedly anti-Semitic attack in Kansas, Fareed will speak with Simon Schama, author of The Story of the Jews, about why Jews have been a target for more than 2,000 years.

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  1. chrissy

    Some pretty good questions! I cant wait to see what the answers will be!

    April 18, 2014 at 8:03 pm | Reply
  2. John Smith

    America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
    In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
    During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
    In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
    Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

    April 18, 2014 at 9:13 pm | Reply
    • maryam

      Move on from the past. Iranians allowed their dictators in when they ousted the Shah for a more brutal regime. They havent been able to oust them yet. Candidates are chosen for them by a panel, cant complain against them without being arrested. Rated poorly in human rights. Hang people in the streets. I could go on but wont. A lot of good Iranian people are suffering their because Iranians themselves how no power to oust their radical leaders who force their own wills on the people. Youre going to keep living in the past, then you will never be able to move forward. Dont blame America for everything, it keeps you from seeking solutions for your own problems.

      May 5, 2014 at 5:01 pm | Reply
  3. chrissy

    Do you NOT ever have anything else to say? I agree with most of what you say but i gotta tell ya....if you ever want ppl to really listen to your message....you gotta change it up a bit!

    April 18, 2014 at 10:20 pm | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      Amen to chrissy's 10:20 pm post, with the exception of her agreement with John Smith on most of his magnum opus.
      I agree with John Smith only where he can discern failure in the USA. I see more failure in my country every day, as we move away from the initiative and self-

      April 19, 2014 at 8:26 am | Reply
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    ...responsibility that our founding fathers brought here.

    April 19, 2014 at 8:29 am | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      I apologize for the garbled writing initiated by my StupidPhone's admirable aspiration.
      Aspiration is less visible in the USA's people every day. Don't worry: we will reach the entire population of the world with our lofty songs.

      April 19, 2014 at 8:36 am | Reply
      • rupert

        @JIF..hear hear. I second the motion and dedicate my next bottle of Bacardi Zombie to our founding fathers of 200+ years ago.
        good job guys. Great const.

        April 19, 2014 at 4:58 pm |
  5. Matt

    They are a state a nuclear state, they can carve up a province in Ukraine with 25 to 35,000 armed militia and settlement in the west bank. It is not really a worry.

    April 19, 2014 at 9:21 am | Reply
  6. chrissy

    Lol @ Joey! While you might not agree with me our country DID shoot down that plane and DID support Suddam and DID support the Shah and DID invade Iraq! Those are the things i agree with @ John on. Do i agree we shouldve? He!! no! But theres no denying that it was done none the less unfortunately.

    April 19, 2014 at 11:23 am | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      @ chrissy: we supported the Shah?
      Good!
      I support bringing back any one of the Shah's relatives to restore orderly leadership to Persia.

      April 19, 2014 at 5:25 pm | Reply
  7. GOP Prayer

    The GOP Prayer/Mantra/Solution: Dear God...With your loving kindness, help us to turn all the Old, Sick, Poor, Non-white, Non-christian, Female, and Gay people into slaves. Then, with your guidance and compassion, we will whip them until they are Young, Healthy, Rich, White, Christian, Male, and Straight. Or until they are dead. God...Grant us the knowledge to then turn them into Soylent Green to feed the military during the next "unfunded/off-the-books" war. God...Give us the strength during our speeches to repeatedly yell........TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH!!!..........and........GET RID OF SS AND MEDICARE!!!
    In your name we prey (purposely misspelled, or is it?)........Amen

    April 19, 2014 at 4:42 pm | Reply
  8. chrissy

    I am most surprised at your last post to me @ Joey! In short the answer would be yes...Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi! Until roughly 1979 we were a country very supportive of him.

    April 19, 2014 at 6:08 pm | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      @ chrissy, surely you are kidding about my knowledge concerning the Pahlavi period.
      I know that we supported the Shah.
      I am serious when I say that I would welcome the return of any Pahlavi. So would most of the Persians that I know.
      Universal agreement is not mandatory.

      April 19, 2014 at 8:15 pm | Reply
  9. chrissy

    And the CIA was very much involved with overthrowing Mosaddegh as @ John stated.

    April 19, 2014 at 6:10 pm | Reply
  10. chrissy

    THATs why i was surprised that you would question my post!

    April 19, 2014 at 8:47 pm | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      @ chrissy, that wasn't questioning; that was rhetoric.
      "We did that? Good!"
      Again, we need sarcasm buttons, chrissy. Don't you still have some contacts in the computer field?

      April 20, 2014 at 6:56 am | Reply
  11. chrissy

    Lmao yes but its still a no go @ Joey! They all say "don't start gettin lazy in your old age and type in you're being sarcastic!"

    April 20, 2014 at 9:28 am | Reply
  12. Dragonflyboy

    Reblogged this on nealstotts.

    April 20, 2014 at 10:54 am | Reply
  13. bobcat2u

    The nice thing about being senile is you can hide your own Easter eggs.

    Good morning all. And Happy Easter.

    April 20, 2014 at 11:42 am | Reply
  14. bobcat2u

    I know I did this one before in a different context, but what the heck, 'Tis the Season'

    A man was blissfully driving along the highway, when he saw the
    Easter Bunny hopping across the middle of the road. He swerved to avoid
    hitting the Bunny, but unfortunately the rabbit jumped in front of his car
    and was hit. The basket of eggs went flying all over the place. Candy, too.

    The driver, being a sensitive man as well as an animal lover, pulled
    over to the side of the road, and got out to see what had become of
    the Bunny carrying the basket. Much to his dismay, the colorful Bunny was dead.

    The driver felt guilty and began to cry.
    A woman driving down the same highway saw the man crying on the side
    of the road and pulled over. She stepped out of her car and asked the
    man what was wrong.

    "I feel terrible," he explained, "I accidentally hit the Easter Bunny
    and killed it. What should I do?"

    The woman told the man not to worry. She knew exactly what to do. She
    went to her car trunk, and pulled out a spray can. She walked over to
    the limp, dead Bunny, and sprayed the entire contents of the can
    onto the little furry animal.

    Miraculously the Easter Bunny came to back life, jumped up, picked up
    the spilled eggs and candy, waved its paw at the two humans and
    hopped on down the road. 50 yards away the Easter Bunny stopped, turned
    around, waved and hopped on down the road another 50 yards, turned, waved,
    hopped another 50 yards and waved again!!!!

    The man was astonished. He said to the woman, "What in heaven's name
    is in your spray can?" The woman turned the can around so that the man
    could read the label. It said:

    "Hair spray. Restores life to dead hair. Adds permanent wave."

    April 20, 2014 at 11:52 am | Reply
  15. 100 % ETHIO

    Sanctions on Russia?
    Puff..! It's a big mistake. The leftover history will jeopardize Americans future relationships with Russia.

    Have we had a "reset" solution with Russia at the past, on Nuclear issues?
    So, why we bother to have a new problem.

    Anti-Semitic on Jew?
    What a joke!!!
    I am Christian and Semitic. And also, there are more Semiti non-Jew.
    We never complained about Anti-Semitic.

    Jewish, stop lying!!!

    Everyday, in America and elsewhere, many People are dying on various situations.
    So, who do they think the Jewish are???

    America was established by Christians. Jewish never contributed anything for its establishment. But, they came/emigrated to share the benefits.

    April 20, 2014 at 12:22 pm | Reply
  16. chrissy

    Lol happy easter @ bobcat! That was a good one!!!

    April 20, 2014 at 12:55 pm | Reply
  17. David Ward

    Dear Fareed, Why is India determined to be the most overpopulated country on earth ?

    April 20, 2014 at 2:04 pm | Reply
  18. Marcello Botzo

    Angloam took the opportunity offered by Ukraine, to damage the relationship between Russia and Europe, to curb Europe economically and in order to try to become less irrelevant, also to the rest of the world, through the creation of "threat of war".

    Fortunatelly not all European counties (and people) are following this rout.

    This escalation is also good as an excuse for the Kievgolpe + Angloam coalition to call to stop the election in May to avoid that the result will blow in their faces as the cold war that they try to start.

    The above is in line with the Angloam philosophy of life:

    "Make as much money as possible no matter how and what, bully thy neighbors and give handouts to the poors (to pay as little tax as possible)"

    Are you now wandering why the Muslim religion is growing in US and UK and the Christian religions not?

    April 24, 2014 at 1:25 pm | Reply

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