Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Human Development Report 2007-2008

The new Human Development Report ranks the United States as 12th among the nations of the world in terms of an index that includes education and health as well as income. I find that unacceptable.

The United States ranks well below Iceland, Norway, Australia, Canada and Ireland largely because we leave so large a portion of our population out of the advantages enjoyed by the affluent. There is no excuse for leaving so many Americans so poorly served by our health and education services, or so poor compared to our wealth as a nation.

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