NOTICE how the U.S. ranks on this chart compared with the life expectancy chart. Is GDP a good predictor of health? Why or why not?
The top 1% of Americans are worth more than the bottom 90% combined
The U.S. has nearly half of all the billionaires in the world. Even average income in America is 20-25% higher than in the U.K., Sweden and Japan.
Yet, our wealth is unevenly distributed, and the gap between the rich and the rest of us is growing. Forty million Americans have no health insurance and 1 out of every 5 U.S. children lives in poverty.
According to experts, our life expectancy is three years shorter than it “should” be.