Quote from: Antti_KiviniemiAmerica is actually not capitalistic. It's actually more socialistic or at least as socialistic as the scandinavian wellfare states.
Definition of capitalism:
"Capitalism is an economic system in which trade, industries, and the means of production are largely or entirely privately owned and operated for profit. Central characteristics of capitalism include private property, capital accumulation, wage labour and, in many models, competitive markets. In a capitalist economy, the parties to a transaction typically determine the prices at which assets, goods, and services are exchanged." -source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitalism
What capitalistic is there in a 40% government? 40% publicly owned business of a country doesn't sound very private to me. Nor does it create very good soils for private enterprises to grow. I can argue pretty much all the characteristics of capitalistic society and point out how they are not applicable in the United States.
lol definate trolling.
Its common sense that religion makes people stupid, the answer to everything is god did it.
America is actually not capitalistic. It's actually more socialistic or at least as socialistic as the scandinavian wellfare states. If you look at the size of the government compared to the gdp, you can see this - and btw, before you check the size of the gov, first make sure you know how to check the size of the gov.
And yes, it has been scientifically established that religiousness makes people more stupid.
since religion has existed for the majority of human history and since the history of humanity is plagued with sickness, greed and immorality, i'm going to say you're wrong on this one chief.religion is just one illness in society.
It's actually the cure, the society's ills, I mean.