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Is the United States really a developed country?

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AsGryffynn said:
The reason it looks that way is because of size. A country as big as the US means structural problems are a lot bigger and harder to fix. It's the reason the US is much wealthier than Russia but technologically, seems to be behind (Russia has multiple high speed rail lines, averages faster and cheaper internet speeds and prices and despite looking like the opposite, is more plastic/NFC friendly, despite having a considerably lower GDP per capita)...
Oh... There's one more thing to it as well...

Not the best example since Russia is quite a bit larger than the US



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Ka-pi96 said:
AsGryffynn said:
The reason it looks that way is because of size. A country as big as the US means structural problems are a lot bigger and harder to fix. It's the reason the US is much wealthier than Russia but technologically, seems to be behind (Russia has multiple high speed rail lines, averages faster and cheaper internet speeds and prices and despite looking like the opposite, is more plastic/NFC friendly, despite having a considerably lower GDP per capita)...
Oh... There's one more thing to it as well...

Not the best example since Russia is quite a bit larger than the US

Russia is not that much bigger than the US. The way maps look is why it looks so much bigger.

It would be more apt to take into account the land that is actually used. There are huge parts of Russia that no one lives period.

Like say Russia is twice the size of the US, the US is over twice the population of Russia.



"The U.S. still fares very well on that score. On a global scale, the vast majority of Americans are either upper-middle income or high income. And many Americans who are classified as “poor” by the U.S. government would be middle income globally, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis.

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Yes it's a developed country.


Comparing the US to small nations with a fraction of the population is kind of silly.  The magnitude of issues is nowhere near the same order.  Even comparing different parts of the US to each other isn't a simple task.

Aeolus451 said:
What a nonsensical opinion to have. Of course, it's a developed country. Alot of the things you used as examples (murders, poor education, slums) of an undeveloped country were in areas that have been under lefty control for a loooong time. 😹

Right, like the Republicans have been able to fix anything.  lololo

Both parties have had their chances and both need to be held responsible.  I can't even imagine the viewpoint that would give either a party a passing grade.



simple answer: no

longer answer: we were, but little over a year ago, during a reevaluation of the country, we were demoted from a developed country to a developing country due to our astronomically high poverty rates.



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The U.S is definitely developed but it obviously has a few issues. Well, every developed country has issues. Like someone else has mentioned, I suggest you check the Human Development Index which takes in a variety of factors like some that you have mentioned. The U.S is currently sitting at No.10 tied with Canada.



I'm almost tempted to think this is clickbait.

A number of these statistics are incredibly misleading or lacking in context, but even if we were to consider them as is, the US still outperforms 75% of the world in nearly all of them except for income inequality (and it's worth noting that US citizens are still some of the richest in the world regardless of how unequal they may be). There are certainly areas where the US lags behind the world leaders in development, but to call it undeveloped as a whole is just silly.



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To be as blunt as possible, yes, income inequality is real here and it is a bit extreme in some cases where you have a CEO getting paid 50-300x the amount of a regular (I think that is insane btw).  But if you really want to know what exacerbates that chart, it is that America, on top of having extreme income equality, has states that are much poorer than others.  So if you take the poverty of some place like Mississippi's highest and lowest paid and compare it to some place like California, its going to look more dire than it really is. 



I won't say that the US is not developed.
But it sure has a lot of big problems, the 3 main ones to solve being free Healthcare, education and gun control. This is how you reduce inequalities, give everybody a decent chance.
Now we know the reality is still different, even in countries with free education, you can't become anything you want to be. But at least you'll have a chance of having a good or great job.