The Insightful Troll

Rants and ruminations.

America Is Not Exceptional, It Is the Exception

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich:

  • American police kill over 1,000 people every year.

  • We’re the only one out of 22 advanced nations that doesn’t give all workers some form of paid sick leave.

  • We’re the only industrialized nation without guaranteed, universal healthcare.

  • We have the largest prison population on earth.

  • We have the largest CEO-to-worker pay gap.

  • We spend more on the military than the next seven nations combined.

America is exceptional, just not the way most Americans think it is.