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The Greatest Country in the World
There is absolutely no evidence
to support the statement the we’re
“the greatest country in the world.”
We are seventh in literacy,
27th in Math,
22nd in Science,
49th in life expectancy,
178th in infant mortality,
third in median household income,
fourth in labor force,
and number four in exports.
We lead the world in only three categories:
Number of incarcerated citizens per capita,
number of adults who believe angels are real,
and defense spending where we spend
more than the next 26 countries combined.
when you ask me what makes us
the greatest country in the world,
I don’t know what the fuck
you’re talking about.
Speech delivered by Jeff Daniels
from the premiere of HBO series
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