PHOTO: flickr.com/Rosh PR
PHOTO: flickr.com/Rosh PR

How the United States compares to other industrialized countries…

The United States is:

1st– in number of billionaires
1st– in number of people in prison
1st– in spending on health care
1st– in spending on weapons
1st– in selling weapons to other countries
17th– in reading scores
23rd– in science scores
30th– in babies surviving infancy
31st– in the gap between rich and poor people
Last in child poverty
Last in protecting kids against gun violence

Source: Children’s Defense Fund, 2011