The “Social Progress Imperative” (Michael Porter) rates US very low on basics
Michael Porter from Harvard and The Social Progress Imperative has released the Social Progress Index 2014. The findings are revealing and in some respects stunning. This index is not based on money spent; it is based on outcomes, such as % of children who attend primary school, and other education statistics.
The result assesses most countries in the world but I took a subset of countries and only two index summaries, i.e. access to basic knowledge (think % of children at school) and access to information and communication (think % of people with mobile phones).
US is very low considering its apparent leadership position in the world.