Who says the U.S. isn’t still a world leader? Check out this remarkable graph from the good folks at ThinkProgress. This is from the same story:
“Income inequality in the United States is actually higher than at any other time in modern history since the Great Depression. There is also a tremendous amount of inequality even in life expectancy, with the American Human Development Index reporting in 2010 that there is now a 6 year gap in average life expectancy between Mississippi, in the Deep South, and Connecticut, in prosperous New England.” As ThinkProgress previously reported, one of the major factors in this hike in income inequality has been the decline of unionization in America.”
Oh well, new tax cuts for the rich and service cuts for everyone else will surely help.