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CHART: In Terms of Social Progress, America is Not #1 -- It's #16

Michael E. Porter | Posted 07.14.2014 | World
Michael E. Porter

As Americans, we like to think of ourselves as a world leader. Yet the new Social Progress Index, a comprehensive framework measuring numerous important social outcomes, paints a very different picture - the U.S. ranks only 16th of 132 countries measured, behind other large countries such as Germany, the UK, Japan and Canada. On Health and Wellness, for example, we spend more on health care than any country in the world but in terms of the outcomes achieved--such as obesity and life expectancy--we are number 70 in the world, way below our advanced economy peers.

Criminals Making A Dent In Global GDP

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

Criminals are making out like bandits with a sizable chunk of the world's economy. Criminal proceeds amounted to 3.6 percent of global gross domes...

If Oil Prices Continue Climbing, Count On Another Recession, Analysts Say

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Yet another group of analysts have issued a grim warnings about the recent run-up in oil prices. In a letter to clients, analysts at Bank of Americ...