Monday, August 22, 2011

The Facts Are Appalling

Gus Speth at Solutions:

To our great shame, among the 20 major advanced countries America now has

• the highest poverty rate, both generally and for children;
• the greatest inequality of incomes;
• the lowest government spending as a percentage of GDP on social programs for the disadvantaged;

yet accompanied by the highest

• prevalence of mental health problems;
• portion of people going without health care due to cost;
• consumption of antidepressants per capita;

along with ...

• the lowest score on the World Economic Forum’s environmental performance index (except for Belgium), and the largest ecological footprint per capita (except for Belgium and Denmark);
• the highest military spending as a portion of GDP;
• and the largest prison population per capita.

1 comment:

  1. The race to the bottom by the R. It looks like we are at the bottom.