Articles that demonstrate that America isn’t the greatest country in the world

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DRGtmR9WsAIbAmz.jpgUS becoming ‘world champion of extreme inequality’ under Donald Trump, says UN poverty envoy

The Independent (UK)

Friday 15 December 2017 – by Andrew Buncombe

‘The American dream is rapidly becoming the American illusion’.


Poverty in America is a moral outrage. The soul of our nation is at stake

The Guardian (UK)

Saturday 16 December 2017 – by Dr William Barber and Dr Liz Theoharis

If we are to save the soul of this country from the poverty that is killing us, we must act, we must agitate, we must cause some righteous trouble.

3200How it became a crime to be poor in America

The Guardian (UK)

Monday 6 November 2017 – by Peter Edelman

In the United States, a system of modern peonage – essentially, a government-run loan shark operation – has been going on for years

3000.jpgAfter Vegas, why do we still treat the US as a civilised state?

The Guardian (UK)

Sunday 8 October 2017 – by Catherine Bennett


CaptureThe heartbreaking stupidity of America’s gun laws

The Guardian (UK)

Monday 6 November 2017 – by Richard Wolffe

Donald Trump is right. Gun violence is a mental health problem at the highest level, and our leaders need urgent treatment

rs-19514-prison-1800-1393962539.jpgSix Ways America Is Like a Third-World Country

Rolling Stone

5 March 2014 – by Sean McElwee

Our society lags behind the rest of the developed world in education, health care, violence and more.
The Philosopher’s Beard blog
Monday 21 February 2011 – by Thomas R. Wells
Sometimes it’s hard to see your own society objectively when you’re living inside it. So, America, this post is about how you look like from outside, at least from Europe. It’s an unflattering picture of the achievements and direction of your country on three important dimensions of civilisation: democratic government, criminal justice, and social mobility. I suggest that you are not only falling behind the rest of the civilised world, but also falling short of your own standards.