What the hell is "exceptualism"? >>
Being the best, or worst. US is the Worst -- Here, check all their negatives again....
Of the more than sixty areas examined, the efforts of the U.S. government were below average in two-thirds of the cases, and at or near the bottom of the list in more than half.
Among the areas where we have under-performed other democracies:
Growth of per-capita income.
Gender earnings gap.
Cost of health care system.
Coverage of health care system.
Access to affordable long-term health care.
Job-related illness or injury.
Effective job training.
Safeguards for laid-off workers.
Ability of workers to establish unions.
Number of families in poverty.
Severity of poverty.
Affordability of owning a house.
Affordable rental housing.
Segregation by income and race in cities.
Student performance in math and science.
Availability of child care.
Children enrolled in pre-school.
Availability of parental leave.
The US is exceptional all right, BUT FOR WHAT THEY DON'T DO