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Comment Re:huh? (Score 1) 1138

According to that map you linked on wage disparity, Kazakhstan is one of the world's most egalitarian countries. I think we can agree that any metric that puts *stan better than the US is screwed up. Also, an argument could be made that the US is more of a meritocracy than Europe. That's not necessarily a bad thing.

On life expectancy, I can buy that, but I'm not sure it's policy related (I know your post didn't mention policy, but I was replying to a poster who did). There's a good portion of Americans who happily do things that are well known to kill (smoke, eat fatty foods, etc.). The government here has put a great deal of effort into educating people, and yet they still partake in these behaviors. At that point, it's not really a policy problem anymore.

Comment Re:huh? (Score 2, Funny) 1138

I would mod you troll if I had points. Not because I take offense at the notion that Europeans could be better at something, but because you never actually bring up any examples/evidence. Your argument is basically "Europe is better because Europe is better and America sucks because America sucks." Examples of specific areas in which European systems are more desirable/equitable/profitable would have gone a long way toward making you less annoying.

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