Another interesting thing about the report (link below) is that it's not new - research like this has been done & published throughout the years in the USA.
The gap keeps widening & it's not going away anytime soon (if ever, alas!)
So I was right when I felt 'strange' when I got back to the USA after Brazil. Being brutally honest, what I felt was: if you don't have the money, you are better someplace else.
Strangely enough, I never saw it so clearly in my 8 years in the States before. I believe that coming back from Brazil to this Promised Land, the Land of Choice, I saw that the well-being here can only being bought, while in some other places even the poorest have it (or at least have content smiles on their faces that come free...)
Still, I love the US. But studying what's going on is good, too.
Eliminating what you think is wrong would be even better!