It's not, the opposite is true.Or maybe, welfare effectiveness is not the cause.
I didn't say European nations, I said European social Democracies. The only country that is an exception to that is Norway....sorta. Norway has low population and high resources.No, I caught your statements. First, you claimed that the social democracies of Europe have lower per capita GDP than the US (even though that's not true) which demonstrated the ineffectiveness of social welfare polices. Once the higher per capita GDP of some European nations was pointed out to you, you pivoted to arguing that per capita GDP is affected by population and natural resources.
It is a result of many factors, it is also an example of the lack of welfare effectiveness. The US has higher GDP per capita, Higher PPP, and Higher average wage (including Norway, Switzerland, and Luxembourg) than most countries, and nearly every European social democracy despite having a much higher population and lower welfare levels.The truth is, per capita GDP is the result of many factors. Unless you're going to present a case that includes an accounting for all of those factors, your argument is nothing more than baseless claims motivated by partisan hackery