Size and Scope of Military
Violent Crime Rates
Run your own nation, play Cybernations."Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals."
- Mark Twain
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.
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.
"I am not among those who fear the people. They and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1816 "[F]acts are before ideas." -- Mikhail Bakunin, 1882