By any measure, the US is by far the richest country in the world, and our poor people are the envy of wealthy people in many countries. Yet, somehow Americans have convinced themselves that the rest of the world is richer and better off, in large part because the are all smarter than we are. This may be true of some brain-dead Trump supporters, but it certainly isn’t true of anyone else in the US.  Most of Europe Is a Lot Poorer than Most of the United States: Living Standards Are Markedly Higher in the United States.


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  1. Thanks for this blog post regarding the US; I really enjoyed it and am definitely recommending this blog to my friends and family. I’m a 15 year old with a blog on finance and economics at, and would really appreciate it if you could read and comment on some of my articles, and perhaps follow, reblog and share some of my posts on social media. Thanks again for this fantastic post.

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