Why Nations Collapse: The Rise and Fall of the United States

Friedman, H. H. and Hertz, S. (2021). Why nations collapse: The rise and fall of the United States. Journal of Intercultural Management and Ethics, Issue 3, 45-60.

26 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2021

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Hershey H. Friedman

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

Sarah Hertz

State University of New York (SUNY), Empire State College

Date Written: October 28, 2021

Abstract

This paper analyzes the rankings of the United States in critical areas so that people can easily evaluate how well the country is doing. Areas discussed include Social Progress Index, Quality of Infrastructure, Income Inequality, Social Mobility, Global Peace Index, Stability of Nations, Democracy, Median Wealth per Adult, Poverty Rate, Happiness, Perception of Corruption, Education, Life Expectancy, Healthcare System, Top 25 Countries in the World, Reputation of Country, and Prison Population. It is hoped that examining the above statistics will make people aware of what needs to be done if the United States wants to remain a world power. The first task is to focus on repairing the decaying infrastructure and providing jobs and training for Americans. A flourishing middle class is the key to a strong democracy.

Keywords: Ranking of United States, income inequality, Gini coefficient, poverty rate, Social Progress Index, happiness, Corruption Perception Index, prison population, conscious capitalism, ESG.

JEL Classification: 040, 057

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Hershey H. and Hertz, Sarah, Why Nations Collapse: The Rise and Fall of the United States (October 28, 2021). Friedman, H. H. and Hertz, S. (2021). Why nations collapse: The rise and fall of the United States. Journal of Intercultural Management and Ethics, Issue 3, 45-60. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3953800

Hershey H. Friedman (Contact Author)

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York ( email )

Sarah Hertz

State University of New York (SUNY), Empire State College ( email )

325 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
United States

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