China is the most poluting country in the world. The 10 most poluting cities in the world are either in India or China. In India at a Managerial level, a person generally works for 11 hours a day and 6 days a week. A typical office will open at 09:00 or 09:30 and officially end the work day at about 19:00. However, many workers and especially managers will stay later in the office due to additional work load. This is equivalent to 66 hours a week, or 3,400+ hours per year. Thats double of the working time in the US. And more than double of Western Europe. Minimum wage in China is 0,25$, India and Brazil do a lot better above a $! Needless tho compare these numbers to the western world. Mortality rate below 5 years old in both China and India are several 100%'s worse then those in the US and Europe. Life expectency of the western world is far higher in europe and the US then in emerging markets. Press freedom then. China does even worse then Iran! Ofcourse this isnt excactly the field of strength for the US but Western Europe clearly outperforms all emerging countries by a landslide. Hapiness index: . The list goes on and on. Now some of you might think this is all patriotic propaganda but hear me out. I agree with the bears here Western countries have been under the rule of a failed political system for decades now driving standards of living substantialy lower (especialy in the US, europe follows not far behind). So what's keeping them from catching up? Also, why do all these flaws in emerging economies get so little attention in the (economic) media? Is it because 'they' would like to see the whole world turn into a gigantic sweatshop?