Help us, we’re falling and we can’t get up again.
Once upon a time -- in 1988 and 1998 to be exact -- the United States was the best country for a baby to be born and raised in, at least according to The Economist magazine.
But the 2013 edition of the magazine’s “where-to-be-born” index has us down at No. 16 -- tied with Germany and one spot ahead of the United Arab Emirates.
Switzerland, Australia, Norway, Sweden and Denmark -- nice countries but not exactly world famous as destinations for millions of people seeking opportunity --...