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UnitedStates|StandardOfLiving

The nation with the highest living standard in human history.

''Whoa, that's pretty darn far from a fact.  The UN has been picking Canada, although its reasons are probably political, and as far as the poor are concerned it's probably some socialist country like Sweden.  I don't actually know.  I just know that you can't go around making such statements as if they aren't opinions.''

- I looked that up recently and report from memory, but the details should be available in any almanac.   - Tim