Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Self-Image Fantasy

Americans like to believe we live in the best meritocracy in the world. It's not true. In fact, the Socialist hell-holes of Europe (and Canada) create a better environment to reward effort than America does.

That's not to say that someone poor can't become successful in the US. The point is that, on the average, it happens more in European nations because they're not hell bent on punishing poor kids for being born to poor parents.

The obvious question then becomes, if I think America sucks, why do I stay? Because it's easier to be wealthy in America than it is in other nations - assuming you're born with all the advantages (being a white male with a decent intellect is key). In fact, if you have some money, America is a great place to be.

Not sure I'll retire here though.

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