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Which country is more developed: the US or Hungary?

Which country is more developed: the US or Hungary?

  • The US

    Votes: 2 28.6%
  • Hungary

    Votes: 5 71.4%

  • Total voters
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In the Human Development Index (HDI), which is a composite statistic of life expectancy, education, and income per capita indicators, the US ranks 8th. But when those factors are adjusted for inequality in the Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI), the US ranks 27th.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_inequality-adjusted_HDI
 
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In the Human Development Index (HDI), which is a composite statistic of life expectancy, education, and income per capita indicators, the US ranks 8th. But when those factors are adjusted for inequality in the Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI), the US ranks 27th.

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In the Human Development Index (HDI), which is a composite statistic of life expectancy, education, and income per capita indicators, the US ranks 8th. But when those factors are adjusted for inequality in the Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI), the US ranks 27th.

Yeah. It has to do with the super-wealthy being included in the statistics. We in the USA have rather sizeable group of individuals who have personal net worth's in the capital Billions.
That type of wealth is so large that it actually throws off the rest of the country's data.

For example, we have a couple hundred people who are turning in $100 million in Adjustable Gross Income on their 1040s ... which means that individual alone is literally raising the income/capita stat by $0.30 for the entire country. Which is insane, because it increases the income/capita to an unrealistic number.

So instead of reporting skewed number that don't reflect the country because of those huge outliers -- economists usually adjust the numbers to a more realistic number. That's the reason why, also as an example, newspapers always talk about the median income household income or the median individual's income instead of the average income. The "average income" in the US is blow way out of proportion by wealthy American outliers with $100 million salaries; and it skews the average upwards to an unrealistic number.
 
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In the Human Development Index (HDI), which is a composite statistic of life expectancy, education, and income per capita indicators, the US ranks 8th. But when those factors are adjusted for inequality in the Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI), the US ranks 27th.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_inequality-adjusted_HDI

Depends on the state.

Well-developed states such as Massachusetts and Connecticut are probably much better.

Poorly-developed states such as West Virginia and Mississippi are worse. I'd take Hungary over either of those two any day.
 

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In the Human Development Index (HDI), which is a composite statistic of life expectancy, education, and income per capita indicators, the US ranks 8th. But when those factors are adjusted for inequality in the Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI), the US ranks 27th.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_inequality-adjusted_HDI

Who has started the most poll threads on this forum? You, or you plus everybody else who has started a poll thread on Debate Politics?
 

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Depends if you think material inequality is bad for a country.

Most Americans like material inequality, they feel it's not a disadvantage, but just a sign that some people are slackers.

Europeans are generally less fond of inequality.
 

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When my country elects President Trump in November, it will sink to the same level of development as Hungary ruled by Viktor Mihály Orbán.
 

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When my country elects President Trump in November, it will sink to the same level of development as Hungary ruled by Viktor Mihály Orbán.

Trump isn't going to get elected. Hillary will win and we'll get another 4 years of slow growth/depressed demand. Nothing to serious, and we may even get some good things.
 

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Trump isn't going to get elected. Hillary will win and we'll get another 4 years of slow growth/depressed demand. Nothing to serious, and we may even get some good things.

Under the circumstances, I hope that you are right. However, unless the GOP invents some way of blocking his nomination, my prediction is the opposite. The populist momentum will keep building; Trump is a perfect sociopath absolutely capable of "charming" most unexpected sectors of electorate; and Hillary is a singularly unattractive candidate. Something very un-American, very... European is happening.
 

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Under the circumstances, I hope that you are right. However, unless the GOP invents some way of blocking his nomination, my prediction is the opposite. The populist momentum will keep building; Trump is a perfect sociopath absolutely capable of "charming" most unexpected sectors of electorate; and Hillary is a singularly unattractive candidate. Something very un-American, very... European is happening.

Maybe you're correct. Hell, we're screwed either way. The entire world is experiencing slow growth thanks to politicians buying into nonsense and refusing to work towards real solutions. We're trapped.
 
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