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If Britain Were a U.S. State, It Would Be the Second-Poorest

An interesting new bit of original research by The Spectator's Fraser Nelson entitled "Why Britain Is Poorer Than Any US State, Other Than Mississippi" helps reconfirm the concept of American Exceptionalism even amid the Obama Malaise. First, Mr. Nelson takes a welcome swipe against the all-too-common habit of American self-criticism:

No one beats up America better than Americans.  They openly debate their inequality, conduct rigorous studies about it, argue about economics versus culture as causes.  Their universities study it, with a calibre of analysis not found in Britain.  Americans get so angry about educational inequality that they make films like "Waiting for Superman."  And the debate is so fierce that the rest of the world looks on, and joins in lamenting America's…[more]

September 22, 2014 • 11:45 am

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