“The American Dream is rapidly becoming the American Illusion.”

UN brands US a champion of inequality

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Tue, Dec 19th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The United Nation discusses the statement by professor Philip Alsto, Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, who calls the United States a champion of inequality.

“There is no other developed country where so many voters are disenfranchised and where so few poor voters even care to go to the polls, and where ordinary voters ultimately have so little impact on political outcomes. There are no other developed countries in which so many citizens are behind bars.”

The Special Rapporteur continued: “I have been struck by the extent to which caricatured narratives about the purported innate differences between rich and poor have been sold to the electorate by some politicians and media, and have been allowed to define the debate. The rich are industrious, entrepreneurial, patriotic and the drivers of economic success. The poor are wasters, losers and scammers.

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