My goodness, the editor of a small political journal has discovered a truth that has evaded every other analyst.
Except . . . while I might, actually, support what appear to be his motives and come from a similar area of the political spectrum . . . he’s pulled a “and if you’ll believe this, you’ll believe anything.”
A decade or so ago, I came across somebody, probably a Freeper, making a similar argument and I was puzzled because I had a lot of close relatives in the US and I’d lived there and it just didn’t ring true - any more than arguments then current on the Internet about the poorest in the US being better off than the middle class in Europe.
So, I embarked on a personal investigation of lots and lots of official statistics only to discover that comparisons weren’t just a case of apples and oranges, they were the entire fruit section of an Orange County CA Albertsons.
Anybody can do it, of course, but I think you’d find that there’s a reason why revelations about international comparison statistics - crime is a wonderful quagmire as well - tend to be discovered by political enthusiasts and pretty soon die a death.