Measuring the US against the world (5 charts)
from David Ruccio
The United States is one of the richest nations in the world. But, on a number of social and economic measures, it is more typical of a Third World country. Compared with other advanced nations, it ranks consistently among the worst performers in matters of economic equality and child welfare.
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