"Yeah, it's the worst except for every other system."
US - Pure, unregulated Capitalism ----------------------------------------- . Life expectancy - 79 . Voter turn out - Hasn't reached even 60% of population since 1964 . Unemployment rate - Currently 5.9% of population . Murder rate - 4.8 per 100,000 . Happiness - Came 16th in UNs 2013 happiness report . Full universal suffrage - 1965 . Press Freedom Index - Come 46th in ranking . Literacy rates (CIA Wold Factbook) - 99% . Cancer survival - 58th ranking (World Health Organisation 2011) . Obesity rate - More than one-third (34.9%) of populous obese. . Scientific literacy (The OECD PISA report) - 14th most scientifically literate country . Percentage of population living below the poverty line (CIA World Factbook) - 14.5%
Norway - Democratic socialism ----------------------------------- . Life expectancy - 82 . Voter turn out - 77% of population in last elecection . Unemployment rate - Currently 3.4% of population . Murder rate - 2.2 people per 100,000 . Happiness - Came 2nd in UNs 2013 happiness report . Universal vote achieved - 1913 . Press Freedom Index - Comes 3rd in ranking . Literacy rates (CIA Wold Factbook) - 100% . Cancer survival - 45th ranking (World Health Organisation 2011) . Obesity rate - 10% of populous obese. . Scientific literacy (The OECD PISA report) - 12th most scientifically literate country . Percentage of population living below the poverty line (CIA World Factbook) - 4.3%
Really? Unregulated capitalism the "worst expect for every other system"? I think not.
The lowest common denominator? And yet my country beats your in literally everything. We are far from the lowest common denominator (what the USA is to the majority of the western world)
How are the things I consider importan sad? Are health, happiness, education, sad? News to me.
In Norway, everyone should have decent standard of living and no child should live in poverty. You can still get rich and you have plenty of opportunities. You have no idea what you're talking about buddy. Since you're American I highly doubt you cold even locate Norway on a map. But never mind. You're kids may be stupid and uneducated as hell but at least the rich man is okay.
"Lowest common denominator and lowering all the time." - And yet we beat you in every statistics. But tell me, since health, education and happiness are the lowest common denominators to you, what's considered "the important" things that you beat Scandinavia in? Greed? Stupidity? The amount of drones you people have?
"As far as the world is concerned it is just a cold nursing home." - And you're seen by the rest of the world as a bunch of uneducated, moronic, self-centred, selfish, moonshine swinging, deluded, blind terrorist supporters. Frankly I'd rather be cold than M'erican. You're country is becoming obsolete (thankfully).
Hey, you guys may not be number one in health, happiness, education but you are number one in the amount of people in prison. USA! USA! USA!
So you not going to tell me why better education and health and more happiness is somehow "the lowest common denominator"? No. Thought not.
What contributions does Norway make? Well compared to you guys a lot. We aren't terrorists for one. You people can't even look after your own people (as proven) and yet you're trying to act like you're some god to the rest of the world? You fucked the rest of the world. America asking what Norway has done for the rest of the world is like John Wayne Gacy asking me when the last time I helped anyone was.
I'm not saying that. I am saying an education in socialism is worse than no education at all. And health alone is of little value if all you are is a taker. I don't care if lazy people are happy or not.
Nothing wrong w/ the entirety of Scandinavia, just don't go on believing you really matter. You policies don't sway the world, Your input is not valued or listened to. You are a deep back-bencher and it will never change as long as you cling to the teat of Socialism.