I didn’t see The Newsroom last night but the rant of the anchor is worth a read. A Business Insider article (cited below) also lists 25 other facts, some of which won’t surprise but taken as a whole, the effect is quite disturbing. It will be interesting to see if there’s any effect on the mainlanders and how they see the reality around them.
A few of the more “telling” facts:
“There are 21 countries better than America in freedom from corruption, according to Heritage.org.”
“The U.S. was ranked 24th in perceived honesty, according to Transparency.org.”
“The U.S. ranks 20th in international trade, according to the Doing Business rankings compiled by The World Bank.”
“How well is our economy growing? The U.S. GDP growth rate is ranked 169th out of 216 countries, according to the CIA World Factbook.”
“The U.S. is ranked 192nd, dead last, in the net trade of goods and services, according to the CIA World Factbook.