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    Why America is Falling Behind the Rest of the World

    Greed, stupidity, and crony capitalism, will take us straight to the bottom.

    Why America is Falling Behind the Rest of the World


    Jill Hamburg Coplan / Fortune 7:01 AM ET
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    http://time.com/3965586/12-signs-america-decline/



    A homeless man sleeps under an American Flag blanket on a park bench in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on Sept. 10, 2013.

    12 signs of the decline of the U.S.A.

    America is declining, in large and important measures, yet policymakers aren’t paying attention. So argues a new academic paper, pulling together previously published data.
    Consider this:

    • America’s child poverty levels are worse than in any developed country anywhere, including Greece, devastated by a euro crisis, and eastern European nations such as Poland, Lithuania and Estonia.
    • Median adult wealth in the US ($39,000) is 27th globally, putting it behind Cyprus, Taiwan, and Ireland.
    • Even when “life satisfaction” is measured, America ranks #12, behind Israel, Sweden and Australia.

    Overall, America’s per capita wealth, health and education measures are mediocre for a highly industrialized nation. Well-being metrics, perceptions of corruption, quality and cost of basic services, are sliding, too. Healthcare and education spending are funding bloated administrations even while human outcomes sink, the authors say.

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    It takes a very special kind dumbassery to have wet dreams over every fascist economic idea spoon fed to you and then blame everyone else when you don't like the results.

    I call this belief system of yours dumbassonomics.

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    “To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.” -- Thomas Paine

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    Quoting libertarians in support of fascism, by way of cartoon ... yes, the dumbassery is strong in you.

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    If there is a dangerous forum ... that's the one. -- LWW (referring to BD NPR)

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    Where did there CEO go yo work at loser? -- LWW (Demonstrating his masterful command of the English language while masquerading as his wife Vladimir.)


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    Here's PROOF that trickle-down economics has failed us completely. Few Americans know that despite being the richest country in net terms and having the most millionaires and most billionaires, the United States has shockingly high levels of inequality and and an increasingly poor middle-class, with very low levels of median wealth compared to other rich countries. In total, the U.S. trails 20 OECD countries and six non-OECD countries in median wealth.

    Here is the list of the top 27 countries by median wealth per adult.

    1. Australia $193,653
    2. Luxembourg $153,967
    3. Japan $141,410
    4. Italy $123,710
    5. Belgium $119,937
    6. United Kingdom $115,245
    7. Iceland $ 95,685
    8. Singapore $ 95,542 (non-OECD)
    9. Switzerland $ 87,137
    10. Denmark $ 87,121
    11. Austria $ 81,649
    12. Canada $ 81,610
    13. France $ 81,274
    14. Norway $ 79,376
    15. Finland $ 73,487
    16. New Zealand $ 63,000
    17. Netherlands $ 61,880
    18. Ireland $ 60,953
    19. Qatar $ 57,027 (non-OECD)
    20. Spain $ 53,292
    21. United Arab Emir. $ 47,998 (non-OECD)
    22. Taiwan $ 45,451 (non-OECD)
    23. Germany $ 42,222
    24. Sweden $ 41,367
    25. Cyprus $ 40,535 (non-OECD)
    26. Kuwait $ 40,346 (non-OECD)
    27. United States $ 38,786

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    And yet your dumbassery leads you to obediently cheer for the fascists destroying your own best interests. Fascinating how easily pimped folks like you are.

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    Hey Vladimerde, the doctor called. Your x-rays are in.

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    First off ... nothing will stop ass killings entirely. -- LWW (AKA Vladimir Ulyanov, AKA WV Slim, AKA MrsLWW, ...)

    Where did there CEO go yo work at loser? -- LWW (Demonstrating his masterful command of the English language while masquerading as his wife Vladimir.)


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