Not directly, but at least my expectation of a first world country would include excellent public transport. In the US public transport has been killed by privatisation and corporate lobbying.
Poor public services are an indication of a third world country however, the way things seems to be going in the US is that the only thing that's going to be 'first world' quality is the military.
Not only happening in the US though in Europe the neo-liberalist governments are killing affordable public transport, housing, healthcare and education as well. That does seem to happen due to influences from the US government; EU politicians trying to be more like the US.
Terrorist. Grab the dolphin lover.
Humans are the only sub-sapient species on this planet. The proof is all around us.
Republicans vs Democrats
Who ever wins, we lose.
It's supposed to be 'innocent UNLESS proven guilty'.
Although in this decade you're probably correct. Alphabet Soup agencies dig until they're able to prove you're guilty of something
If all the world's economists were laid end to end, we wouldn't reach a conclusion. -- William Baumol