Yup, the United States is still a beacon of hope… for now.
Robert VerBruggen’s response is perfect to a chart showing how the average disposable income in most European countries is poverty by U.S. standards:
This is why people love using “relative” poverty measures. It’s basically dividing by how awesome America is, to make America look un-awesome.
The mind-blowing thing is that most European countries could easily move closer to the U.S. standard by liberating their people. Instead, an entire political party in the United States is dedicated to making our results more like theirs!
People should ask themselves what such people stand to gain by that absurd move.