For most Americans, the U.S. is undeniably the best country on Earth.
There’s nothing wrong about being patriotic, but let’s be honest – the U.S. is no longer the best place to live.
In fact, the Economist Intelligence Unit just published the 2013 list of best places to be born. They rank countries on issues including trust in the government, access to health care and family life.
The list, basically, deduces where babies have the best shot at a good life. [adcode]
Guess what? America doesn’t even make top 10.
It used to be number one in 1988. In this year’s ranking, it came in at 16.
But if you still think America is number one, take a look at the chart above from Zerohedge. It compares the increase in disability and food stamps recipients (blue line) with jobs created (red line) since 2008.
We still need to create 4.4 million jobs just to break even. Instead of creating jobs, we did a much better job at increasing the number of people who depend on food stamps and disability benefits. There are now 47.7 million Americans who depend on food stamps to eat.
Does that sound like the best place to be born?
I don’t think so… unless you want to live off food stamps.
Editor, Pure Income
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