"America is the richest country on earth, measured in per capita income, but the way we spend our money makes us one of the poorer," writes David Morris. He points out that the United States is the only advanced economy that lacks guaranteed paid vacation, sick leave, and maternity leave, that fails to assure its citizens health care and provide preschool programs for its children, and that pays a small fraction of wages for such a short time to its unemployed workers. How does European countries' shared prosperity affect their competitiveness, productivity, and trade balances? Find out by reading Morris' article.
David Morris, Vice President, Institute for Local Self Reliance