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    Quote Originally Posted by CCitizen View Post
    The Battle of Yorktown was sort of a success for America. But now USA is much worse off then Australia, Canada, NZ.
    How, exactly, do you define "much worse off"?

    Is the persistent resistance of socialism--even "democratic" socialism--a sign of being "much worse off," in your opinion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    We do. It is free market capitalism. Where it is tried all people benefit.
    Perhaps it is the best macroeconomic system.

    Unfortunately, many people are unable to survive without Welfare State.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjohns View Post
    How, exactly, do you define "much worse off"?
    Canada and Australia have many more guarantees for all people living there -- even those who can not produce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCitizen View Post
    Perhaps it is the best macroeconomic system.

    Unfortunately, many people are unable to survive without Welfare State.
    I am OK with their deaths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCitizen View Post
    Canada and Australia have many more guarantees for all people living there -- even those who can not produce.
    Just what "guarantees" do they have that do not tend more in the direction of socialism?

    It is a fair (and reasonable) question...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    I am OK with their deaths.
    Unfortunately most American taxpayers would prefer not to share. The Will of a Large Majority is the Law.

    Even if a Post-Scarcity Society, where no on will be poor, is impossible now, it is still a distant ideal. Hopefully it will be a Global Reality by the end of the century.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjohns View Post
    Just what "guarantees" do they have that do not tend more in the direction of socialism?
    Both Totalitarian Communism and Late Stage Capitalism seem to be excessive. Scandinavia and Canada combine the best of both systems and rich a compromise.

    Without food, shelter, and medical care all other rights seem meaningless.
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