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America Is Declining At The Same Warp Speed That's Minting Billionaires And Destroying The Middle Class

CJ Werleman | AlterNet | May 5, 2014

America has the most billionaires in the world, but not a single U.S. city ranks among the world’s most livable cities...America looks increasingly like a Third World nation, and now new data shows America’s intellectual resources are also in decline...

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Beyond Net Neutrality

Timothy B. Lee | Vox | May 2, 2014

...Last week Wheeler announced a new set of network neutrality regulations. The details haven't been released yet, but press accounts indicate that Wheeler's proposal will allow internet service providers to offer a "fast lane" for online services, a concept that's anathema to network neutrality stalwarts...

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Broken U.S. Healthcare System Ranks Lowest, Despite Highest Costs

Press Release | Centers for Integrative Medicine and Healing | August 12, 2015

Despite spending dramatically more on healthcare than any other nation, the United States has not produced a high-quality healthcare system. In fact, the U.S. ranks last or next-to-last when assessed for efficiency, quality, access and overall healthcare, according to various reports. Centers for Integrative Medicine and Healing ( (CIMH), the nation’s leading and most advanced integrative medicine clinic, cites the Commonwealth Fund 2013 report, which states that the U.S. underperforms in several dimensions of healthcare, compared to Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The U.S. ranked 11th in overall healthcare, efficiency, equity and healthy lives. (1)

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Countries Spending The Most On Health Care

Ashley C. Allen | USA Today | July 7, 2014

The United States currently spends more per person on health care than any other developed country. Health outcomes in the U.S., however, are among the worst...

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Obesity Worsened During Economic Downturn: Poor Buying More Cheap Junk Food

Alex Cukan | UPI | May 27, 2014

Since the economic downturn of the past five years, obesity increased in many developed countries and remained stable in a few. Read More »

Report: US Has One Of The Highest Child Poverty Rates In The Developed World

Pat Garofalo | ThinkProgress | May 29, 2013

According to a new report from the Office of Research at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the U.S. has one of the highest rates of child poverty in the developed world. Of the 35 wealthy countries studied by UNICEF, only Romania has a child poverty rate higher than the 23 percent rate in the U.S... Read More »

The Happiest Countries In The World

Alexander E.M. Hess, Thomas C. Frohlich and Vince Calio | USA Today | May 10, 2014

Switzerland's residents are the most satisfied with their lives for the second consecutive year, according to the Better Life Index released last week. The study, published annually by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), reported that United States failed to crack the top 10 for the fourth consecutive year, while neighbors Mexico and Canada did...

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What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success

Anu Partanen | The Atlantic | December 29, 2011

The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence. Read More »