Second Rate Americans
The USA thinks of itself as naturally #1 in everything, simply because it spends more than any other country on its military. Not so:
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)
- Life expectancy below Bosnia.
- Democracy below Spain.
- Freedom of the press below Croatia.
- Corruption comfortably between Chile and Spain.
- Education below Russia.
- Prison population above Russia.
- Infant survival rate below Slovakia and just above Russia.
- Scientific literacy below Cyprus and just above Turkey.
- Quality of health care below Costa Rica and just above Slovenia.
- Mobile phones per capita. Russia is #2 and the USA is #16, just below Algeria.