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“The main weakness of the United States is a bad social policy”

The main weakness of the United States is an ineffective social policy, according to the columnist of The New York Times, Nicholas Kristof. He wrote about this in his column.

According to the journalist, teenagers from Russia and other countries are better versed in mathematics than their American peers, Chileans live longer, and Greeks have higher high school graduation rates. At the same time, only one-fifth of 15-year-olds in the United States can read at the level expected from 10-year-olds.

In addition, according to the social progress index, which measures the level of health, safety, and well-being, the United States ranked 28th and was also one of three countries where the level of well-being has deteriorated over the past decade.

“We must recognize the reality that our greatest vulnerability is not what other countries are doing to us, but what we have done to ourselves,” Christophe said.

He also stressed that the words of the US president that “America is back” in such conditions do not correspond to reality.

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