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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Bosch View Post
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    Totally agree. Tons of problems with capitalism. There are more than what you listed above. What alternative system do you prefer?
    Whether there are alternatives to capitalism or not does alter the fact that capitalism as it is being practiced in many nations has serious flaws. Flaws that most likely make unbridled capitalism unsustainable in the long term. Plus capitalism as it's practiced in the US is not the same as in Denmark, which has a larger blend of democratic socialist policies and a higher happiness index than the US.
    The Danes have a larger safety net and pay more in taxes. Have more business regulation. But they are still very capitalist. There's no collective ownership of the means of production. Danes are good competitors in the business world.
    My daughter in New York just got a job working for a Danish company. They started out as a family business and are now a multi-national. That's supposed to be the American story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
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    There are always some who are not satisfied. That some want to emigrate says nothing about the overall wellbeing of the society.
    Some always want to move, what counts is the balance of how many want to move.

    Also, look at inter-country marriages. That generally gives the couple the ability to pick either country, which one do they pick?
    World happiness index;


    ''The World Happiness Report is an annual publication of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. It contains articles, and rankings of national happiness based on respondent ratings of their own lives,[1] which the report also correlates with various life factors.[2] As of March 2020, Finland was ranked the happiest country in the world three times in a row.[3][4] ''

    1 Finland 7.769
    2 Denmark 7.600
    3 Norway 7.554
    4 Iceland 7.494

    19 United States of America

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    Apparently blondes, good heating and insulation are keys to happiness.

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