Friday, December 02, 2011

I love American elites

Zbigniew Brzezinski said on Morning Joe this morning that the U.S. is the most socially unjust country in the world because our GINI coefficient is the highest in the world. He's close: We are 40th.

I love American elites. They import tens of millions of poor immigrants over the years and then point and say, "The U.S. is evil because it's so unequal!"


Anonymous said...

Heard Z' comments on the radio this morning (Limbaugh played part of them.)

How the heck can anyone think the guy who screwed up under the screw-up Jimma Carter has anything worthwhile to say?

His daughter is even more vacuous than he. Actually, that whole MSNBC group is a mess, Joe S. along with the rest.

Wido Incognitus said...

[Among] the highest in the world [for wealthy countries]. Only a few missing words.

Wido Incognitus said...

Never mind. It is good to use evidence to point out what the inaccuracies in what people say, like Guhname has done in this post. Also, the immigration point is important (although you could still say that you think income equality is important but not more important than the ability of people to immigrate).

Hail said...

Most-Unequal Income Distributions
1 Namibia [Most unequal]
36 Philippines
37 Mozambique
38 Jamaica
39 Bulgaria
40 USA
41 Cameroon
42 Iran
43 Cambodia
44 Uganda
140 Sweden [Most Equal]

USA is not in good company.