AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
Yayyy the "beacon of hope and freedom and opportunity" is in the top 5 for killing its own citizens!!!
Just remember if you come to this great country of ours, the gov might kill ya!
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It so often boils down to those of us who object to something the government is doing in the name of fighting crime being called "scumbag sympathizers" or something equally asinine.
Because yes, of course, if we disagree with you it means we're BFFs with the robbers, rapists and murders.
Huh, I wonder why they chose to rank without consideration of population size. Could it be because the US has the third largest population, and by making the conversion we'd fall from #5 to who knows where - #18? #30? We're "in the company of" Saudi Arabia and Iraq, who had more executions but have populations about a 10th of our own? Same goes for Iran with a quarter of our population. Now China has about 4x our population, but they're thought to have executed "thousands" according to Amnesty International, whereas we executed 43. How exactly does that put us in the same company?America's 43 executions in 2011 ranked it fifth in the world in capital punishment,
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