...They spell it with an "s", not a lazy "z".
Let's look at a few factoids, shall we?
-Brasil has nearly 16% of its people living
below the poverty line.
-The USA? MORE THAN 16% of us exist
below our poverty line; almost 20% of U.S.
children live this way.
-Even considering the new discoveries of
natural gas here at home, Brasil has
many more natural resources than we do.
A much more extensive comparison is better
done by others, but I get highly exercised
during 2014's World Cup fever when U.S.
media mavens bleat about Brasil's problems
as though we aren't facing many of the precisely
same ones, some of which are more
troubling here than there.
A little objectivity, anybody?
Are we better off than Brasil?
--Yes and no.