“The Bible Was Not Written by Billionaire Hedge Fund Managers”
...and eight other facts that too many Americans don't understand. Among them:
American Exceptionalism is a crock of B%##S#!%. This exceptional country has the world's largest prison population, and ranks 37th in access to quality health care.
Union membership benefits the economy. You know, when we all win, everybody wins, and all that. When working people are paid decent wages, they buy more stuff. Etc. This shouldn't be rocket science, but: a recent Gallup Poll showed that 71% of Americans are in favor of anti-union “right to work” laws. 11.1% of American workers are union members (this includes public- and private-sector employees.) Compare that with a unionization rate of 74% in Finland; 70% in Sweden.
Greater availability of mass transit means less air pollution, less traffic congestion and, to an extent, better physical fitness (i.e.having to walk more). With the exception of a few American cities, America's infrastructure is centered around the Single Occupant Vehicle. Maybe that's just as well, since the train is leaving the station and we're not on it.