"The three countries, out of 133, that are worse off [in terms of social progress are]: Hungary, Brazil and the United States of America... The United States ranked 19th in 2011. And in 2020 it ranks 28th... The United States ranks #1 in the quality of its universities but it ranks #91 in the access to quality basic education... The US leads the world in medical technology, yet we are #97 in access to quality health care... Americans have health statistics similar to those in the following three countries: Chile, Jordan, and Albania, while kids in the United States get an education roughly on par with what children get in Uzbekistan and Mongolia..." - Richard Wolff
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