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America, the Richest Country

Because it denies it’s citizens a livable minimum wage and healthcare. If other country ones did this, would they be just as rich?

by Anonymousreply 14October 18, 2021 12:55 AM

If other OP ones did this, would they be just as stupid?

by Anonymousreply 1October 16, 2021 2:46 AM

Cheap labour played a big role, but I think a bigger factor was that America seemed to have almost unlimited natural resources. I’m not sure if that’s still the case, but the early colonists struck it lucky, and the country’s was built on exporting raw materials that were not available in such abundance anywhere else. And using slaves to do a lot of the work.

by Anonymousreply 2October 16, 2021 2:52 AM

[quote] Because it denies it’s citizens a livable minimum wage

Is that why all those migrants travel hundreds of miles to come here, OP, for the low wages?

by Anonymousreply 3October 16, 2021 5:01 AM

Perhaps all the western nations sheltering under the U.S. umbrella after WWII would not have been able to luxuriate in their socialist paradises were they required to finance their own defenses.

by Anonymousreply 4October 16, 2021 7:44 AM

[quote]Because it denies it’s citizens

It doesn't deny ITS citizens an education.

by Anonymousreply 5October 16, 2021 8:05 AM

Your English is fine, but you need to work on your grammar, Shar Pei.

by Anonymousreply 6October 16, 2021 8:07 AM

Slavery was dead and gone when the United States hit the number one spot after WWII. Workers were well paid with strong unions. There was also easy an inexpensive access to higher education, with a resulting tech boom. Natural resources didn't hurt, but that doesn't make or break an economy. Africa and Russia have lots of natural resources, Japan doesn't, but Japan is the third largest economy in the world. South Korea is climbing the ranks as well.

by Anonymousreply 7October 16, 2021 8:24 AM

R7 And all of that was possible because the country had almost no immigration at that time. Now the wealthy have imported themselves a new slave class, which is the real reason for open borders.

by Anonymousreply 8October 16, 2021 8:27 AM

[quote] Is that why all those migrants travel hundreds of miles to come here, OP

Yes, and they travel to other countries as well.

by Anonymousreply 9October 16, 2021 10:55 AM

If the US gave its citizens a good life it wouldn’t be as rich. It’s a pretty sick system when you look at the statistics. What’s the point of being rich if life isn’t livable? At what cost is this a positive thing? Everyone brings up that it’s the richest country that has so many people living in poverty and the highest infant mortality rate and what a crime that is, but if the US fixed those things it wouldn’t be a (slowly dying) superpower. It comes at an incredibly disgusting price. People barely make ends meet, no right to healthcare, student debt, relying on China for cheap products, slave labor salaries, etc. No wonder the country is so religious praying for a better life or trying to make sense why their lives are the way that they are, not to mention why the violence rate is so high.

by Anonymousreply 10October 16, 2021 11:01 AM

[quote]Yes, and they travel to other countries as well.

Only as a stop-gay.

by Anonymousreply 11October 16, 2021 11:31 AM

^^^^ gap ^^^^

by Anonymousreply 12October 16, 2021 11:32 AM

[quote] Now the wealthy have imported themselves a new slave class, which is the real reason for open borders.

Thanks. R8, for pointing out the root cause for me.

by Anonymousreply 13October 18, 2021 12:47 AM

There are 12 countries with higher GDP per capita than the USA, OP.

by Anonymousreply 14October 18, 2021 12:55 AM
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