David Beroff (d4b) wrote,
David Beroff
d4b

10 ways America has come to resemble a banana republic

http://www.salon.com/2013/09/11/10_ways_america_has_come_to_resemble_a_banana_republic/

Some quick highlights: "Highest Incarceration Rate in the World" ... "[I]n June 2013, the U.S.’ actual unemployment rate was a disturbing 23.3% (which is only slightly less than the unemployment rate in 1932)." ... "Only one in 50 Americans received food stamps in the 1970s; now, the number is one in seven." ... "[A] baby born in El Salvador or Mexico has a better chance of living to its second day than a baby born in the United States."
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