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October 16, 2012  

How and why America performs so poorly in health care, safety, education, democracy and equality among the world’s developed nations

Prof. Howard Friedman is an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a leading statistician and health economist at the United Nations. In the past he worked with larger multilateral institutions such as UNICF, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, UNDP and UNESCO, as well as with directing data analysis for the corporate world. He received his doctorate in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

His articles have appeared on the Huffington Post, Salon.com and other progressive media sites. His most recent book – “The Measure of a Nation: How to Regain America’s Competitive Edge and Boost Our Global Standing – presents a clear statistical analysis of the US with other developed nations on metrics of health, safety, education, democracy and governance and equality to reveal how and why the US is rapidly declining to the bottom of the heap.

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