A groundbreaking study by Just Facts has discovered that after accounting for all income, charity, and non-cash welfare benefits like subsidized housing and Food Stamps—the poorest 20% of Americans consume more goods and services than the national averages for all people in most affluent countries. This includes the majority of countries in the prestigious Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), including its European members. In other words, if the U.S. “poor” were a nation, it would be one of the world’s richest.
Notably, this study was reviewed by Dr. Henrique Schneider,
professor of economics at Nordakademie University in Germany and the
chief economist of the Swiss Federation of Small and Medium-Sized
Enterprises. After examining the source data and Just Facts’
methodology, he concluded: “This study is sound and conforms with
academic standards. I personally think it provides valuable insight into
poverty measures and adds considerably to this field of research.”..........To Read More...