We're taught to believe that America is the greatest country on earth and that it couldn't possibly get any better. Let's put that claim to the test. In this episode, we'll compare the US to other wealthy nations using several key metrics: "low-skilled" job compensation, vacation time, length of the work week, and paid parental leave. The results may surprise you. Further Reading: Cited RD Article: https://www.rd.com/article/mcdonalds-employee-salary/ Out of Reach Housing Report: https://reports.nlihc.org/sites/default/files/oor/OOR_BOOK_2020.pdf Dept. of Labor Definitions: https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/workhours/full-time Parental Leave Comparisons: https://20somethingfinance.com/american-paternity-maternity-leave/ https://www.worldpolicycenter.org/sites/default/files/WORLD%20Report%20-%20Parental%20Leave%20OECD%20Country%20Approaches_0.pdf 1969 Meat processing wages: https://fraser.stlouisfed.org/title/industry-wage-survey-meat-products-4610/industry-wage-survey-meat-products-january-1969-498657 America Compared: Why Other Countries Treat Their People So Much Better –...
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