How do you think the United States ranks in the Human Poverty Index compared to the other top industrialized nations?
If you said “badly” – then yes, you are correct.
The United States ranks NEAR THE BOTTOM (17 of 19) in the Human Poverty Index (2008) based on the key indicators of life expectancy, literacy, unemployment and population below 50% of median income (%).
Bet you didn’t know that did you?
But these numbers are from 2008. Since then we’ve had the depression/housing crash and many more have joined the ranks of the poor.
The poor are mostly women and children. So poor women and children in the U.S. would be better off living in almost any other industrialized nation OTHER THAN the United States.
Think about that for awhile.