Monday, February 12, 2018

Democracy Index 2016 - The Economist Intelligence Unit

Democracy Index 2016 - The Economist Intelligence Unit

In 2015 there were 20 countries rated "full democracies." In 2016 there were 19. Can you guess which country got downgraded? The USA is now scored exactly the same as Italy. If you know how crazy the Italian political system is, you will realize just how negative this report is. Moreover, the USA is rated lower than some countries our President would consider shitholes, and I would call "silly flag countries." (I'm looking at you, Uruguay.)

Note that this is not a Trump thing. He was inaugurated in 2017. Trump is not to blame for the decline in trust in government in 2016, but of course he was the beneficiary of it.

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