November 21 2016

Los Angeles Times – By drawing 50 ‘states’ according to income, study reveals ‘developing countries’ within the U.S.

…The study authors also compared the richest and poorest “states” to 222 actual countries with reliable data on life expectancy. They found that if the richest “state” were an independent country, it would rank eighth in the world in life expectancy for men and 25th for women. The poorest “state,” on the other hand, would rank 123rd for men and 116th for women…

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