American Exceptionalism? Here’s a 21st Century Report Card


The United States has been one of the greatest nations in human history. However, many of the features that made us great are in decline. A report card has been prepared that compares twenty-five global indicators in health, economics, social conditions, and education. The results are not encouraging as our rankings fall behind many other nations throughout the globe. For example, we rank high in life expectancy but we get an “F” for number of years lived after retirement. Meaning? Compared to the rest of the world, we work till we die. Fortunately, I guess, we live longer than most of the world. Our health care efficiency also rates an “F” as we are 46th out of 48 countries. However, we get an “A” for all-time summer Olympic medals. We also get an “A” for ranking first out of 122 countries for gender education equality. That’s huge. Listen to us discuss the twenty-five indicators and how America fared.

Guest: Frank Emspak
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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.