Congrats America, You’re Officially the 80s Jerk at School

Everyone’s been thinking it but the truth is finally coming out

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Some of the least beloved characters of the 80s

My new friend’s comments remind me of the 1980’s high school romantic comedies I grew up watching.

For over a century, America has been the world’s heartthrob

“By the early 20th century, the United States had become the world’s dominant economic, industrial, and agricultural power. After the United States came to the aid of Britain and France during World War I, American might only continued to soar.” — Study.com

“Most likely to have a police officer kill someone”

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Source: The Economist

“Most likely to have a neighbor with a firearm”

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Source: Small Arms Survey — Note that 1) there are more guns than residents and that the runner-up, Yemen, is a failing state in the midst of a civil war

“Most likely to have 100,000 deaths from a pandemic”

“Perhaps no advanced nation has responded as poorly as the U.S. Perverse regulation, a bungled government test and fragmented supply chains held back testing for crucial weeks, allowing the epidemic to spread undetected.” — Bloomberg

“The coronavirus crisis may pose the greatest threat yet to the belief that America has little to learn from the rest of the world.” — The Atlantic

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