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  • Healthcare

    15 60.00%
  • Tax Policy

    8 32.00%
  • Drug Policy

    18 72.00%
  • Prison System

    15 60.00%
  • Size and Scope of Military

    15 60.00%
  • Race Relations

    8 32.00%
  • Election System

    10 40.00%
  • Morality

    7 28.00%
  • Violent Crime Rates

    12 48.00%
  • Other

    13 52.00%
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    Re: What, if Anything, can the US Learn from Other Countries?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    All the above. No nation is ever the best at anything, you can always learn from another nation at any point, even if you are considered the best. The US is certainly not the best right now, therefore they could learn A LOT.
    even with the obama administration the US is the best nation.

    name one that is better



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    Re: What, if Anything, can the US Learn from Other Countries?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    even with the obama administration the US is the best nation.

    name one that is better
    There are an easy half dozen but it kind of depends upon what "best" means. If it means fighting wars that can't be won, We're Number One, We're Number One.

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    Re: What, if Anything, can the US Learn from Other Countries?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    even with the obama administration the US is the best nation.

    name one that is better
    i'd say canada personally.
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    Re: What, if Anything, can the US Learn from Other Countries?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    even with the obama administration the US is the best nation.

    name one that is better
    Regarding social reforms: Belgium and Nordic countries.
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    Re: What, if Anything, can the US Learn from Other Countries?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    even with the obama administration the US is the best nation.

    name one that is better
    Portugal - Drug Policy win, reduction of crime, faster growth of economy, etc.
    Canada - Best Healthcare system, Much better prison system, Higher minimum wage and yet a smaller unemployment rate, etc.

    If you're only measuring by GDP or Military might, us, of course. But, I don't measure countries as if they were businesses, I measure their ability to protect liberties and promote human rights, and a general measure of citizen happiness. Neither might nor money will make you happy.

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    Re: What, if Anything, can the US Learn from Other Countries?

    While I do agree that America is the greatest nation ever, there's plenty to learn and work on. I think, when you have this absurd idea that you can learn nothing from rest of the world, you are simply doing yourself a disservice. Also, ethnocentrism can be dangerous.

    We could take some tips on pre-collegiate schooling, I'm sure. Though I'm not sure who we have to learn race relations from, every developed nation still have issues with it. We could learn a bit, no alot, from say Portugal on drug policies and so on.

    As for our prison system, that's just a hot mess.
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    Re: What, if Anything, can the US Learn from Other Countries?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Is the US the greatest nation the world has ever seen, hands down? Or are there things we can approve upon based on the example of other countries?
    Maybe, just possibly... no, never mind. You might look up the meaning ov 'hubris' but it'd never sink in.

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    Re: What, if Anything, can the US Learn from Other Countries?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    even with the obama administration the US is the best nation.

    name one that is better
    (snicker!)

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    Re: What, if Anything, can the US Learn from Other Countries?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    even with the obama administration the US is the best nation.

    name one that is better
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    Re: What, if Anything, can the US Learn from Other Countries?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    even with the obama administration the US is the best nation.

    name one that is better
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