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Richest Nation?

Assets of US$2,200 per adult placed a household in the top half of the world wealth distribution in the year 2000. http://www.gizmag.com/go/6571/

Americans discard 40 percent of the food supply every year, and the average American family of four ends up throwing away an equivalent of up to $2,275 annually in food. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/21/us-food-waste-idUS...

So if you stopped wasting food for a couple years, you would be among the top wealth holders in the world. Right?

Wrong. The Federal government has added over a trillion dollars in debt in the last year alone. That is more than $3,000 for an individual, and more than $10,000 per household. The total debt of the United States now equals approximately $136,690 per household. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/debt-jumped-12759t-fy-2012-1...