US in World Ranking

Between corporate greed and never ending war the United States’ empire is depleting its homeland. In every way imaginable the quality of life plummets. As leaders tout American Excellence, the people suffer. Information can help give perspective and show the depth and breadth of  the decline.

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US in World Ranking

The Decline of an Empire


1 Military Spending  
1 Disparity Between Rich And Poor Among 20 Richest Countries
1 Health Care Spending – %GDP
37 Health Care Service
50 Life Expectancy
23 Infrastructure Down from 5th in 2002.

1 Gun Ownership
1 Percent of Population in Prison

(5 times higher than Europe)

The US has 5 % of the world’s population, yet 25 % of the world’s prisoners.

1 Most Prisoners In Solitary Confinement In A Democratic Nation Estimates are 80,000 people in solitary.

142 Not Using The Death Penalty 141 countries ban or haven’t used the death penalty in 10 years. US is among 50+ still using it. (China, India, Muslim world)

5 Most Executions in 2011 After China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. – interexec

175 Having The Death Penalty For Drug-Related Crimes One of only 23 countries. – Global_distribution

133 Laws Preventing Life Without Parole For Children


The Supreme Court made this illegal, June 2012.

The US and Somalia are the only 2 countries to not ratify The Convention on the Rights of the Child, which forbids LWOP. Outside the US, there are only about 12 children serving LWOP; in the US there are 2,500.

1 Child Abuse Deaths Among Industrialized Nations
47 World Press Freedom Index 2012

(Reporters Without Borders),1043.html
Last Vacation Time by Law 0, None

191 Paid Leave For New Mothers by Law 0, None. Along with only 3 other countries: Liberia, Papua New Guinea, and Swaziland.

41 Infant Mortality Under 5 Years Old
39 Maternal Mortality

(the highest of any industrialized nation)

The rate has gotten twice as bad in the last 20 years, the US being one of only 4 countries where it’s getting worse instead of better. – data

8,18 Obesity Men rank 8, women 18. 7 of the countries with more obese women are the Polynesians.

94 Women in Parliament or Congress 17%, the average is 19.5%

Last Public Media Funding $1.43/person. The US spends more, about $2.40/person, for foreign radio.
27 College Students With Degrees In Science Or Engineering 27th out of 29 wealthy countries.

48 Quality Of Math And Science Instruction 48th out of 133 developed and developing nations. (World Economic Forum)


July 7, 2012 Version

(all rankings not updated from original entries, however)


Roger Brown

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