“And the newest third-world country is….America!
That’s right. America looks a lot more like a third-world nation than the wealthiest country in the world.
As CJ Werleman points out over at Alternet, while America is the wealthiest nation in the world, and has the most billionaires in the world, not a single U.S. city ranks among the world’s most livable cities.
Meanwhile, despite our nation’s vast wealth, 14.5 percent of U.S. households were ‘food insecure’ as of 2010, and as of 2011, 1.5 million American household were struggling with “extreme poverty.”
“Fortunately, while America might look more like a third-world nation today than a global power, there’s plenty of time to turn things around,” quoting The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program | Op-Ed