The USA has its own (culture and system of government) USAx. USAx has had an (impact) USAy on the day-to-day lives of the "average" USA citizens. USAy does not include international relations, or intangibles such as "the economy" or ideals/rights that do not affect most citizens, but only includes final physical consequences for USA citizens' day-to-day lives. Compared to average Ny for other developed countries N, how is USAy better or worse? Better: More stuff--USA citizens buy and use more stuff than people in other developed countries. Worse: Working hours--USA citizens tend to work longer hours. Health--Especially obesity and obesity-related disease. Education--USA citizens are less informed, particularly about science.