Why is the USA proportionally richer than somewhere with a culturally very...

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Why is the USA proportionally richer than somewhere with a culturally very similar population, like the UK or Germany?

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Less taxes, more freedom.

Methnerd
Methnerd

Lots of nat res means it can get away with leveraged gdp growth

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

How is it richer?

girlDog
girlDog

GDP per capita

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

The USA is incredibly inefficient considering they use 3x resources per capita than Europeans for only minor improvements in life quality

Bidwell
Bidwell

The EU really slowed down western europe economically. Stupid taxes/barriers for do ANY type of business. Wayyyyy less freedom and much more socialist.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

customs/travel union with 600 million people
covers 90% of imaginary continent
slowed economy
less freedom

Firespawn
Firespawn

US and Germany
Culturally similar

Christ.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

bongs and krauts
culturally similar to Americans
Crack a book.

eGremlin
eGremlin

USA won WW2 without taking many attacks.
Almost every other 1st world country took a huge beating.
That gave the USA a big economic advantage for a few decades.
Retards look back on American success during this period and think it was due to American spirit or innovation or some shit.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Retards look back on American success during this period and think it was due to American spirit or innovation or some shit.
The American political system entices/enticed scientists and innovators to emigrate. Authoritarian shitholes don't attract the top brass.

Liberty fosters prosperity.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Not having your factories, cities, roads and bridges bombed has no impact on a country's economy compared to warm heartedness?

whereismyname
whereismyname

cont.

PS. European infrastructure was rebuilt long ago. Shitting in our backyard wasn't what stifled our economic growth and drained us of our brightest minds - a socialist mindset, being an extension of feudalism (which euros know all too well), is what enabled US hegemony.

Supergrass
Supergrass

Not having your factories, cities, roads and bridges bombed has no impact on a country's economy compared to warm heartedness?
See The "m-muh ww2"-argument doesn't hold up to scrutiny.

JunkTop
JunkTop

You're only 'richer' on paper. Quality of life is lower, and the average wealth is higher because of Hollywood attracting lots of rich fuckers.
90% of the US population will be in serious financial trouble if they have surprise medical issues.
The economy's teetering on the brink of another credit crunch because you just laughed at the first one and kept selling shit to poor people at high interest rates and then repo-ing it when they missed a payment due to being poor.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

culturally very similar population, like the UK or Germany?

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

A) All the hungriest most competitive people left their countries to come to America. The kids they breed have the same attitude

B) America is a very consumerist materialistic culture

Lunatick
Lunatick

us citizens median wealth are much lower than uk's for example. they have 500 year old families in europe while US is a very young culture and not much wealth accumalition. But US has much better gdp due to lower taxes compared to europe, where taxes have been getting completely out of control. Hell you will pay 50% taxes of ~80k eur salary in Germany or France.

5mileys
5mileys

Quality of life is lower
As measured using a matrix most Americans give no fucks about.

w8t4u
w8t4u

A) All the hungriest most competitive people left their countries to come to America. The kids they breed have the same attitude

Except for one demographic....

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

agreed.

but as much hilarious racism as their is on Veeky Forums, I still mostly side with black people.

Their ancestors were stolen, they were forced beaten and raped for like 200 years, and even after slavery ended they were still treated like white servants for ages. Whites naturally distrust blacks ins nearly all social settings. Etc etc etc.

If I were black i'd have some internal anger and disgust with the world around me too.

I'm white and I often look at our society and think "what the fuck is wrong with us?"

Illusionz
Illusionz

U.S. was the first to end the slave trade you fuck

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

New york + California + Texas

Playboyize
Playboyize

Britain was.

But fuck niggers no one was stopping them from leaving, no one is now

Methshot
Methshot

So it had no impact compared to your tendency to return lost wallets and save christmas?

Methnerd
Methnerd

whiteguilt.txt

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

get a load of this dick sucker right here.

RumChicken
RumChicken

I'm white and I often look at our society and think "what the fuck is wrong with us?"
We're spoilt. I'm sure you know all about that.

t. someone who has lived in the third world (and no, I'm not referring to the flyover states, Mr. Unique Opinions)

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

USA won WW2 without taking many attacks.Almost every other 1st world country took a huge beating.
Marshal plan being a gigantic export of US trade goods is far more impact than not participating in war.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

how is it culturally similar though? germany i know for a fact doesn't value employees or employment as much.

and i've never been to the UK but it doesn't seem like they are competitive with each other at all outside of football. there's less opportunity to change anything because i get the sense that they think everything already works the way it needs to. taxes are a thing though, and the fact that the US invites strong students over helps us.

idontknow
idontknow

i dont think you understand how national statistics and economies work...tax rates do effect GDP but not in the way you suggest. The GDP per capita and GDP are both higher than most of Europe and certainly that of Germany or France because we are producing more wealth/exploiting more natural wealth than those countries and on a per capita basis. This is how this statistic works...

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