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    What gave you that idea?
    You calling me ignorant ?
    Do you trust an American source ? HERE
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    They are Comedy videos.
    The program I watched and refer to is a highly respected serious news report.
    I'm not disputing the respectability of your news source and I don't think the videos I was talking about are funny in the least.

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    You refer to America being the richest country in the world (actually, based on GDP it's only the 6th richest). However, might I suggest that the main answer refers to distribrution of wealth. As with most countries (especially so in the US), the vast majority of the country's total wealth is owned by only 3 - 5% of the population. An especially high proportion of the US population are Black or Hispanic - groups which are oppressed from the start. There is very little available in the US as far as a Welfare State is concerned. It's a case of survive or get an education. Those below the poverty level can't afford to do both.

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    You refer to America being the richest country in the world (actually, based on GDP it's only the 6th richest).
    What makes you think that?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...y_GDP_(nominal)

    Arguably 2nd but definitely 1st.

    Who on earth do you think could be higher placed? Why? Not even the entire EU can manage it, much less other nations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snooz View Post
    I'm not disputing the respectability of your news source and I don't think the videos I was talking about are funny in the least.
    Not you......Deputy Dawg, unless Trump or Fox says it, he thinks it's wrong...................and anti American.......or that could just be my way of seeing it.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    What makes you think that?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...y_GDP_(nominal)

    Arguably 2nd but definitely 1st.

    Who on earth do you think could be higher placed? Why? Not even the entire EU can manage it, much less other nations.
    Ranking of 25 richest countries - Business Insider

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    Can you see the bit that says "GDP per capita"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    Can you see the bit that says "GDP per capita"?
    Can you see the bit that says "Based on GDP" in my post.

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    The difference between "based on GDP" and "based on GDP per capita" would seem to be several places on the ranking table.
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    Years ago when I brought my 3 daughters, Jr. High and Sr. High, to a California town on the Mexican border, they would complain to me that they'd had the same material the year before in Pennsylvania. I learned that the teachers were required to teach first in English and then to translate the lesson to Spanish because there were so many students who didn't speak English. Two of my daughters had one other Anglo student in their class and one daughter had none.
    I wonder if the survey statistics included aliens and refugees?

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