Source: OECD iLibrary
quote: you do know that continental europe isn't some kind of socialist totalitarian state!
quote: I would rather live 78.7 years relatively free in America then 80.7 years anywhere else in the world.
quote: Somehow they have managed to heal their citizens without succumbing to Nazism.
quote: it is harder for a talented, intelligent hard working poor person to do well now than 50 years ago - and that is a tragedy.
quote: n=1 is not a proof
quote: your argument appears to be - i've done well in my life therefore there cannot possibly be anything wrong with the system.
quote: If you're exceptionally talented, you should be compensated for that.
quote: You're supporting the opposite with your desire to give your kids an advantage rather than letting all kids earn their place on their own merits.
quote: If the wealthy don't feel like spending [...]
quote: If everyone in the country has a salary between 30k-50k, then it's fairly obvious that your parents' income will have little impact on your future incomes.
quote: The report cited issues like the fragmented U.S. health system; much of the population is uninsured; there are relatively few resources for public health and primary care; higher calorie consumption per capita and obesity rates; higher consumption of prescription and illegal drugs; higher rates of poverty and income inequality; higher deaths from traffic accidents, and higher homicide rates.