Re: New Age Slavery

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:49 pm, #36
by Jessica
To corroborate the previous post that the United States is no longer a full Democracy,
The latest edition of “Freedom in the World,” Freedom House’s flagship report, has just been released. For the second year in a row, the United States had a score of 86, down from 94 in 2009. According to Michael Abramowitz, Freedom House’s president, it’s the lowest score for the United States since the survey began.
This information comes from a separate independent source,

The New York Times
Latvia Above Us, Croatia Below
Under Trump, America is no longer in the top tier of democratic countries.
By Michelle Goldberg
Feb. 4, 2019 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/04/opin ... cracy.html
Though still ranked as free, America now falls below not just Canada and the Nordic countries, but also Greece, Latvia and Mauritius. “The current overall U.S. score puts American democracy closer to struggling counterparts like Croatia than to traditional peers such as Germany or the United Kingdom,” the report said.
The world offers more lessons about how democracies grow weak and brittle than how they can be revived. America may never again be taken seriously as the global champion of liberal democracy. But perhaps it could at least figure out a systematic way to repudiate illiberalism. We’re not the only country that’s going to need it.