By Michael WalkerIn the US, the economy has outperformed the rest of the world for a number of reasons.
One of them is the fact that our economy is now at a level that is about to exceed those of other advanced economies.
But this year, the US is still well behind the rest.
The economy grew by a disappointing 1.5% in the first quarter of this year.
This was down from a strong 2.1% growth in the same period last year, according to the Commerce Department.
And, as noted, the slowdown has been more pronounced in recent months.
The US economy is actually slowing down in many ways, and some of this is down to a lack of investment in infrastructure.
But the slowdown in investment has been especially pronounced in the auto industry, where investment has fallen for the past three years.
The other main reason for the slowdown is that, despite a robust job market, the average wage has fallen from $73,000 in 2010 to $62,000 last year.
The fact that the average income is lower than other advanced countries also means that the gap between rich and poor has widened.
As of December 31, the top 1% of earners in the US were worth more than $2.5 trillion, according a Brookings Institution study.
But in the richest 10% of households, incomes are about $1.2 trillion, while the bottom 90% earned less than $3,000.
While the bottom 70% of US households earned about 30% of the income in 2010, their share is expected to be closer to 40% in 2020.
The top 10% are expected to earn 80% of all income by 2020.
But while many Americans have benefitted from the recovery in the stock market and housing market, a number are still feeling the effects of the recession.
The median household income in the United States is now about $48,000, well below the median income of $71,000 of Japan, $70,000 and $74,000 for the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, respectively.
According to the US Census Bureau, about 8.5 million Americans are living in poverty, and about 3.2 million are struggling to meet basic needs such as food and shelter.
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In the UK, the government has pledged to spend £40 billion on housing assistance over the next four years, with the money going to help people with mortgage and rent arrears, which could amount to £1,500 or more.
The United States has also been hit hard by the global economic slowdown, but this year the economy was more than three times the size of the UK.
This means that while the UK’s recovery is far from complete, it is more advanced than many other advanced nations.
A further challenge facing the US and other advanced democracies is the effect of immigration.
As the world’s largest economy, the United Nations estimates that the US alone has the second-highest number of immigrants, after China.
That means that about 80 million people are living outside the country and the government is struggling to cope with the influx of migrants.
And while the US has seen a steady flow of immigrants from abroad for decades, in recent years it has been on the front foot as a result of the wave of refugees from Syria and Iraq.
As a result, many Americans are feeling the sting of immigration, particularly as they struggle to find jobs.
But while Americans are still struggling with the economic crisis, the country has become more prosperous over the past decade.
The economic situation is a big reason why Americans are choosing to stay in the country, even if they are feeling that the economy is not doing as well as they would like.
But the recession has not ended.
The US unemployment average has been above 6% for the last three years, and the unemployment rate is also higher than many European countries, which average around 4%.
For some, the recession may have given up on the United State and its economy.
But, as the US continues to recover, the political situation may change.
The world economy is in the midst of a global economic recovery.
But as this recovery continues, the American economy is facing a number challenges.
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