"Everybody loves the socialist democracies. They tax the piece out of everyone, have no class mobility and won't hardly let anyone immigrate into their countries. Their populations are very small, they provide for no common defense and usually have large natural resource assets."
How about some citations to back any of that up? I'm pretty sure the Scanadanavian countries have FAR more social mobility than we do in the US:
this is from Forbes, a VERY capitalist publication: http://www.forbes.com/sites/daveserchuk/2011/12/07/happy-countrysocial-mobility/
Here are the top 6 most socially mobile countries in the world, according to Forbes:
1. Denmark, 2. Australia, 3. Norway, 4. Finland, 5. Canada, 6. Sweden (The US is 10th)
LOOKIE at all those socialist countries!!!! All those taxes!!!! Oh my!! They must be miserable, right?
Here are the top 6 "happiest" countries in the world:
1. Norway, 2. Denmark, 3. Australia, 4. New Zealand, 5. Sweden, 6. Canada (The US is 10th again)
LOOKIE again!!! All those socialists!!! I'm sure they're brainwashed.........
But they MUST have crappy productivity, right? Or awful GDP??
According to the World Economic Forum: here are the top 10 competitive countries: "This year’s report findings show that Switzerland tops the overall rankings in The Global Competitiveness Report for the fourth consecutive year. Singapore remains in second position with Finland, in third position, overtaking Sweden 4th). These and other Northern and Western European countries dominate the top 10 with the Netherlands, Germany and United Kingdom respectively ranked 5th, 6th and 8th. The United States (7th), Hong Kong (9th) and Japan (10th) complete the top 10"
Oh look at all those damned socialist countries in there!!!! Yikes!!!