The data never lies.
For example, Mississippi has a higher median income ($23,017) than 18 countries measured here. The Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, and the United Kingdom all have median income levels below $23,000 and are thus below every single US state. Not surprisingly, the poorest OECD members (Chile, Mexico, and Turkey) have median incomes far below Mississippi.
Things get even worse once you factor in purchasing power and other factors.
Once purchasing power among the US states is taken into account, we find that Sweden's median income ($27,167) is higher than only six states: Arkansas ($26,804), Louisiana ($25,643), Mississippi ($26,517), New Mexico ($26,762), New York ($26,152) and North Carolina ($26,819).Sweden is held up as the perfect example of socialism that works. Bernie Sanders supporters everywhere practically have the name "Sweden" tattooed on their foreheads. "B-b-b-but SWEDEN!" they shriek, as if the mere name of the country will ward off reality.
We find something similar when we look at Germany, but in Germany's case, every single US state shows a higher median income than Germany. Germany's median income is $25,528. Things look even worse for the United Kingdom which has a median income of $21,033, compared to $26,517 in Mississippi.
But reality will always win, even if that means it wins over our dead bodies. Or impoverished bodies.
Anyways, the next time you encounter a Leftist spouting off about how great European Socialism is, nail 'em with the truth. And let's face it: The reason so many of these ProgTards want socialism is so that they don't have to work, and they can let someone else take care of them. The removal of everybody's freedoms is incidental to their comfort and security.