gshennon Wrote:
Sep 09, 2012 12:32 AM
... - Third-shortest life expectancy at birth; behind only Denmark and Portugal. - Highest carbon dioxide emissions and water consumption per capita. - Second-lowest score on the World Economic Forum's environmental performance index; behind only Belgium and Denmark. - Highest rate of failure to ratify international agreements. - Lowest spending on international development and humanitarian assistance (we donate 1% a year of GDP to aid foreign countries). - Highest military spending as a portion of GDP - Largest international arms sales - Third-lowest scores for student performance math, behind only Portugal and Italy, and far from the top in both science and reading. - Second-highest school dropout rate; behind only Spain