Saturday, June 21, 2014

The U.S.: Better Off Than Brasil? Yes--and No

...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.

1 comment:

  1. Well stated Lady Amber.While we watch the bouncing soccer ball and hear the announcer scream GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL! We are not suppose to remember the facts of life of many countries of the world.