Friday, April 22, 2011

What's Really Exceptional About The United States?

We’re #1
Charting American Exceptionalism

1. Multiplier of CEO Pay to Average Worker Pay. Adam Choate , Dana Rowzee, Jerrod Tinsley, CEO Pay Rates: U.S. vs. Foreign Nations. November 17, 2005.
2.  % of Total Income Received by Richest 0.1%. A B Atkinson, Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez, Top incomes in the long run of history. 2009.
3. Military Expenditures-2010.  Global Military Spending. Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. February 20, 2008.
4, Prisoners Per 100,000 Population. Christopher Hartney, US Rates of Incarceration: A Global Perspective. Nat’l Council on Crime and Delinquency.
5. Murders Per 100,000 Population. Seventh United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems, covering the period 1998 – 2000 (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Centre for International Crime Prevention).
6. Health Costs as a % of GDP. Health Care Spending as Percentage of GDP: Talking About Quality Part 1: Health Care Today. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. June 30, 2009.
7. Infant Mortality-Deaths Per 1000 Live Births. World Population Prospects: The 2006 Revision. Department of Economic & Social Affairs. ESA/P/WP.202. United Nations.
8. Social Spending for Families-% of GDP. Chris de Neubourg, et. al. Social Safety Nets and Targeted Social Assistance. Maastricht Graduate School of Governance.
9.  % of Children Living in Poverty. Child Poverty in Perspective, Innocenti Report Card.  Report Card 7. UNICEF.
10. % of Population Experiencing Homelessness-1990-2006. International Perspectives on Homelessness in Developed Nations.  Editor Paul Toro. Journal of Social Issues.  Vol. 63, No. 3. 2007.


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