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United States KinglyFish 
Fixes: - Average national teacher's salary raised to 80k, but they need to be highly qualified - Subsidize STEM education at a college level and STEM research - Build high speed rail networks on the coasts and coast to coast - Invest in renewable energy research and initiatives - End h1-b visa system completely and force companies to train American graduates - Decrease corporate tax rate, increase taxes on rich, and close offshoring loopholes for companies/people - End sports glorification culture and shift cultural focus towards science, engineering, and STEM research - Lower international student tuition rates and encourage people to come research here - Fix aging roads, bridges, and dams - Sell healthier food at fast food restaurants like Japan I could list more, but these are the major ones. If you have more suggestions, comment them.
2020-08-09 12:45
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Austria Brandenburg
-Trump +non-clown person
2020-08-09 12:47
-trump +andrew yang
2020-08-09 12:49
yang lmaoooo
2020-08-09 13:08
Yang >>> Bernie
2020-08-09 13:13
no idea what bernie got to do with this but good for you?
2020-08-09 13:17
What's wrong with Yang anyway?
2020-08-09 13:17
hes a libtard?
2020-08-09 13:18
Name doesn't check out. Unless you're so far left you don't even like liberals.
2020-08-09 13:19
?????? why would the left like liberals?
2020-08-09 13:20
Liberals are apart of the left dude lmao.
2020-08-09 13:22
lmaoooooooo no they are not
2020-08-09 13:22
Explain to me the differences between a leftist position and a liberal position in your mind.
2020-08-09 13:22
"Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but they generally support free markets, free trade, limited government, individual rights (including civil rights and human rights), capitalism" Liberals support free markets, free trade and capitalism. The left is anticapitalist, like we literally want to abolish capitalism
2020-08-09 13:23
The dynamic has shifted dude. Supporting free markets is a very neutral position these days. And what's the issue with free markets and making profits? People need a motivation to work. Why would anyone become a scientist if the guy flipping burgers is making the same as him?
2020-08-09 13:25
so what? supporting free markets is still a part of liberalism and not of leftist ideologies and thus liberalism is not a left ideology.
2020-08-09 13:28
Dude my dream in life is work for a financial company in quantitative finance. And then working my way up in the company. I consider myself pretty far on the left despite this and support raising taxes on the rich. I just don't see anything wrong with working hard in a free market.
2020-08-09 13:37
you might be left in america but thats because you guys dont have a real left. also nobody thinks working hard is wrong lmaoooo
2020-08-09 13:36
Well what's the point of working hard in a communist country? Do you believe that everyone should be paid the same too?
2020-08-09 13:39
no and how about you come up with an actual argument instead of that boohoo everybody gets paid the same under communism boohoo shit?
2020-08-09 13:41
So how are you gonna compensate people that do more for society? How is it not an actual argument? Lack of motivation is the number one reason communism fails.
2020-08-09 13:58
"How is it not an actual argument? Lack of motivation is the number one reason communism fails." yeah i'd like to see the evidence on that one "So how are you gonna compensate people that do more for society?" How are we compensating the people who do more for society right now? Oh right, we aren't. if we were nurses would earn more than football players, but they don't.
2020-08-09 14:00
It's all about risk vs reward man. People go into nursing because it has a lot of demand , pays decently, and is a relatively easy career to go into as long as you study. How many high school football players have even made to the NFL?
2020-08-09 14:02
i love how you keep moving the goal post. you said its about contribution to society and then i told that it isnt with an example why and then its suddenly not about contribution to society anymore but about risk vs reward. sorry mate but i value contribution to society more than the risk somebody took when he decided to go to college and play football. a risk btw that be greatly recuded if going to college wasn't such a heavy financial burden on its students thanks to capitalism and its need for profits
2020-08-09 14:23
You're avoiding the question. How does communism reward contribution? Either way capitalism does a way better job at rewarding people than communism does. And the point with NFL and nurses example was, who would try to become an NFL player for a low salary when careers in the NFL are short and being drafted is extremely unlikely.
2020-08-09 14:23
"How does communism reward contribution" Hmm by making sure you got everything you have to survive without living paycheck to paycheck? As i said, capitalism doesnt reward contribution. your salary isnt determined by how important your work is for society but by how much money you generate for your boss and how much of said money hes willing to pay you. "And the point with NFL and nurses example was, who would try to become an NFL player for a low salary when careers in the NFL are short and being drafted is extremely unlikely." Hm maybe your system is broken? In germany youth soccer players who play for the youth teams of professional clubs still get an education and are encouraged to get a good degree and start at a university or become a trainee because its unlikely they'll ever go pro. the risk for football players in your country could be greatly reduced if a) going to college wasnt that expensive thanks to capitalism b) said colleges made sure football players get a degree so they can find work incase their football career doesnt work out. Also you still moved the goalpost lol
2020-08-09 14:31
Greed is in human nature. Just getting enough to survive is only gonna motivate people to do the easiest job possible. At least give the doctor a nicer apartment and access to more exclusive social venues.
2020-08-09 14:34
"Greed is in human nature." okay? "Just getting enough to survive is only gonna motivate people to do the easiest job possible. At least give the doctor a nicer apartment and access to more exclusive social venues" And who said that isn't happening? its pointless to argue how exactly some people would be rewarded better for their harder work because its completely hypothetical. we don't know as their is no communist society.
2020-08-09 14:40
Dude you can see the effects of a communist type society in places like Cuba. No one is motivated to work and just stand around all day. And of course there's a thriving black market based on capitalism.
2020-08-09 15:38
okay bro theres no way you actually believe that cubas dont work and just stand around all can you consider yourself left when you fall for this obvious piece of anti communist propaganda lol. like it doesnt even make sense. they'd all be starving if nobody worked you moron
2020-08-09 18:08
Dude you're the moron. Do you not realize with how little effort it takes to just provide the basic necessities considering modern technology? So a large segment of their population isn't really working.
2020-08-09 18:24
im sure you can provide evidence for your claim, right? but i got a few questions: how do they have a better healthcare system than the us when people only work in free markets? how did they cure mother to child hiv transmission if there are no incentives to work hard?
2020-08-09 18:31
Just because a country on the paper is a communist country, doesn't mean they make it work perfect. Like america is democratic but they sure as hell look like shit compared to many European countries.
2020-08-09 23:26
holy shit this text box is small asf lmfao
2020-08-11 18:57
this one is even smaller
2020-08-16 23:48
yoooo this is even smaller
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2020-08-18 15:20
Bro, european liberal =/= american liberal American liberal is usually liberal in customs and not as much in economics. Eu liberals aare usually only on economics or both
2020-08-10 03:57
Only the US would consider liberals to be left, the reason is you have a handicapped two party system and the alternative is further out on the right side. In most sound democracys where they have several parties to choose from, liberals are basically center right. There is no actual left in the US, and since Americans are so scared of left, republicans use that fear to brand a center right liberal party as left so discourage voters So your choices are: center right vs right.
2020-08-09 14:30
Liberalism is a bit different in the USA. Liberals support an open, mixed economy with heavy social welfare. That's definitely at least a center-left position.
2020-08-09 14:33
Heavy social welfare :D You retards there call Bernie Sanders a communist when he speaks of programs that would bring back the great USA era policies from pre 1980:s. Free college, much cheaper health care and medicines. Lower taxes from working class and raise them on billionaires and corporations. Split up too large corporations to create competition so that people get cheaper products etc. stuff that was taken for granted by middle-class until billionaires fucked the country up.
2020-08-10 17:54
liberals traditionally support less government, more freedom, etc, leftism wants more government regulation, crackdown, etc
2020-08-09 20:47
English is your native language? Embarrassing lmfao
2020-08-09 20:19
Dude it's HLTV, no one cares.
2020-08-09 20:40
All those gender studies classes but skipped out on English 1. Shame tbh
2020-08-09 20:41
Well the thing is I never had to take English 1 since I took a standardized grammar exam in high school and got a perfect score and I got a nearly perfect score on the grammar section in my university entrance exam. Cry is free though.
2020-08-09 20:44
Holy cringe Let me see if my 11 year old friend Dimitri is available to educate you on the difference between apart and a part.
2020-08-09 20:46
Lol I'm aware of the difference. It's not an essay dude so I'm not being graded on my grammar. Well apparently you're reading my comments and grading me.
2020-08-09 20:48
Yea, watching native English speakers butcher the English language is always hilarious, especially when it's coming from an SJW.
2020-08-09 20:49
Congratulations you know the difference between apart and a part and managed to point out my typo. And how am I an SJW? Lol.
2020-08-09 20:50
typo xD
2020-08-09 20:51
Well at least I'm not you. I'm debating a communist and telling him he's wrong, but apparently I'm an SJW according to your logic? Is that assessment based on other comments? lol.
2020-08-09 20:53
All SJWs are braindead, and not being able to speak your native language makes you braindead. Therefore, not being able to speak your language, and thus being braindead, makes you an SJW. Correlation = causation
2020-08-09 20:55
0/8 Or you're extremely unintelligent, but this is very likely a bait. You made it way too obvious this time dude lol.
2020-08-09 20:56
>Unintelligent >Unable to speak the only language you've ever known pick two
2020-08-09 20:58
naa this dude is a verified idiot, don't waste your time. he ain't baiting, he's just that stupid
2020-08-09 21:45
How can you write something so stupid and yet be thinking you are smarter than any other person? Wake up from your little bubble, dude.
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2020-08-09 23:31
Flag what?
2020-08-09 23:32
2020-08-09 23:47
Get a life.
2020-08-10 14:28
2020-08-10 14:30
most leftists consider centrists to be scum, its interesting how much radicals hate the center
2020-08-10 08:20
Isn't there an entire subreddit dedicated to leftists hating centrists?
2020-08-10 11:21
Isn't there an entire subreddit dedicated to literally everything?
2020-08-10 14:31
But, this one is actually pretty big.
2020-08-10 16:52
those are the major ones? are you joking? Change your political system as #1. Change your election system #2. You need low cost health care and you need to fix your gun laws.
2020-08-09 20:46
Yeah I forgot to mention healthcare which is a huge one. Of course these are the major ones man. Education and opportunity for the average person fixes more problems than people think.
2020-08-09 20:52
yes, education is top priority. But in order to get that done you need to have a working political system because its a mess now and good changes are not happening.
2020-08-09 20:56
The actual system isn't as bad as you think. The problem is people aren't educated and elect the same career politicians that take corporate money. If you kept electing politicians that took money from corporations in Denmark, then you'd see your society begin to decline too. This is despite your core political system being perfectly fine. This is just my perspective though and I could be wrong.
2020-08-09 23:08
The way I see it our biggest differences in political systems is that you only got two parties and they are on different sides of pretty much every political question, creating gridlocks and stalling necessary change. Here we got more parties that form coalitions and work together. Not everyone get exactly what they want but I think we are more pragmatic, working together for the good of the people and the country. Im not saying its perfect here, but I think we decide to put our differences to the side and make good things happen more often than not. The US is a very young country so its understandable that your got flaws, but it would be good to see development in a faster pace since you are the world leading economy and military power.
2020-08-10 08:05
"The US is a very young country so its understandable that your got flaws" A lot of people would say our golden age has come and passed, but hopefully that's not true.
2020-08-10 11:24
You still got a lot of resources in your big country. That is what made you super rich in the first place and you still have more to take from. The economy is shifting so much now so I think the "golden age" for any country will not be the same as we associate it with. I still think you and us in Europe will prosper for the most part. You got your big companies that innovates most industries and lead the markets forward. Other countries will stay behind for a long time and the US will maintain that #1 spot globally in the coming decades. Guess the power balance in the world will change in our lifetimes but it will still take china 20-30 years to get passed the US economy I think. Hopefully the US will implement a better way of life sooner rather than later and hopefully our infrastructure in the west including housing will peak upwards so everyone can get/afford a house and most poor people can rise out from poverty. That would benefit everyone, maybe even implement universal basic income, or at least have it in the west. The poor should have more freedom and have an easier way forward in life. Think it would boost the economy in time. One problem that I see it that our population in the west is declining since we have less babies per woman now. We will have more old people that live longer and at the same time we have fewer people of younger age that work and support the old. That might make our economy struggle.
2020-08-10 11:50
United States 1nteLXD
Yang gang
2020-08-09 20:50
I'll vote for Joe if he gives Yang a cabinet position tbh.
2020-08-09 20:55
United States 1nteLXD
A cabinet position's probably good enough for Yang and UBI, yeah. The pandemic's probably going to guarantee better publicity for UBI so even if he doesn't get a cabinet position he has a pretty good chance going into 2024.
2020-08-09 20:57
Well there are the Pete Buttigiegs of the world that seem to steal other people's ideas. And Boomers love voting for politicians with fake personalities.
2020-08-09 23:10
United States 1nteLXD
True, but tbf it didn't really work out this time and I don't know why anyone would not vote for Buttigieg 2020 but vote for him 2024. Probably will steal ideas like you said, but I don't think that'd place him too high up eitherway.
2020-08-10 00:10
2020-08-09 12:54
or just +any anti-racist person
2020-08-09 13:13
Hungary subzera
all politicians are clowns. and trump was never even a politician. so gl.
2020-08-09 21:11
Germany I_car
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2020-08-09 13:07
+1 The real solution
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Russia M13F
world fix -usa ez fix
2020-08-09 12:51
2020-08-09 12:51
abolish 2 party system
2020-08-09 12:52
You also need to stop being so brainwashed by your flag and national anthem
2020-08-09 12:53
If the USA actually fixed all the stuff I listed, then I'd be a proud flag waver. And despite my issues with how the country is being run, I'm still proud to be from here.
2020-08-09 12:56
2020-08-09 13:08
Nah man. The USA would be a perfect country if all my fixes were implemented.
2020-08-09 13:12
yeah every country would be perfect if you fixed its issues lol also being proud about being from somewhere is cringe
2020-08-09 13:17
Putin will fix))
2020-08-09 12:53
-Lock or execute antifas and sjw
2020-08-09 12:54
Mexico Mind_one
+ Execute blm activist
2020-08-09 22:18
+forsakeN ez fix
2020-08-09 12:55
United States clockworkk
- Average national teacher's salary raised to 80k, but they need to be highly qualified > ok no takes legit no skills to become a teacher - Build high speed rail networks on the coasts and coast to coast > one can only dream - Invest in renewable energy research and initiatives > won't happen oil is king lmao - Decrease corporate tax rate, increase taxes on rich, and close offshoring loopholes for companies/people > then you'd have to do this in every single country on planet Earth - End sports glorification culture and shift cultural focus towards science, engineering, and STEM research > is there in every country - Fix aging roads, bridges, and dams > roads are mostly good tbh - Sell healthier food at fast food restaurants like Japan > maybe skip eating at mcdonalds?
2020-08-09 12:57
"ok no takes legit no skills to become a teacher" - I said the catch was they had to be high qualified tbf, the pay increase isn't for nothing and current teachers won't get it. "Invest in renewable energy research and initiatives" - Dude at the end of the day, if we invest now we won't have to drill for oil ever again. That's money saved over time. "Decrease corporate tax rate, increase taxes on rich, and close offshoring loopholes for companies/people" - It's very possible to close these tax loopholes. If the USA very low corporate taxes, higher ups at companies will have to live here and pay US taxes. Sports glorification doesn't exist in pretty much every up and coming economy and there's reason for that.
2020-08-09 13:12
> ok no takes legit no skills to become a teacher Takes a lot of skill and knowledge to become a very good teacher. I mean come on, surely you must have noticed a big difference in skill between some of your teachers? > won't happen oil is king lmao shortsighted and dumb way to look at it. Oil is king for now, but every thing has its end. Oil countries like Saudi Arabia and Norway are heavily shifting their focus towards other things now. > is there in every country No it isnt. > maybe skip eating at mcdonalds? Your small coke at McDonalds is as big as other countries medium/large coke. Your portions are way bigger, you have way more sugar in your food. Why would you just not want to change that? Feels like you're coming up with whatever lame ass excuse you can come up with just to disagree with him lmao.
2020-08-09 15:00
define a good teacher. it's actually not that simple. my history teacher in high school was the most qualified teacher in that school. she was working on her doctorate and also lecturing in a university yet she was trash. she'd often lash out at students and was extremely arrogant and toxic. she expected highschoolers to behave like university students and would at times simply leave if it was too noisy or whatever. i suppose if you were a hardcore history fan you'd consider her a good teacher cuz she knew a bunch of stuff outside of the school program but for your average student she was shit. on the other hand i had a bunch of teachers who weren't exceptional on paper but were really good at their job and made the lessons actually enjoyable. it's kinda hard to figure out what makes a teacher good and it certainly doesn't take any skill at all to become an average or below average teacher.
2020-08-09 21:58
I was thinking we have a teacher evaluation program like they do in Finland. People with doctorates in good education practices in different disciplines would sit in on teachers during random lessons and evaluate them based on their effectiveness. I completely agree, qualification isn't everything. Smart people can often be very arrogant.
2020-08-09 23:14
Need to do way more for the overweight problem. Clean drinking water infrastructure everywhere, dont know how good it is in america, heard its bad? Something about the healthcare mayhaps? Stop the warmongering?
2020-08-09 12:58
I forgot to list some fixes for healthcare, but the fact that people don't have/can't afford good insurance is a sign of larger problems. Young people especially seemingly can't afford anything except a small place to live and a ride to work, if they can even afford that... The USA desperately needs to shift to a scientifically minded society. How are we gonna compete with China if the average American only understands how to enter data into excel or file paperwork?
2020-08-09 13:03
Hong Kong Gold907
why sell healthy food in fast food restaurants mens mcdonald so gud
2020-08-09 12:58
Fixes: - Average national teacher's salary raised to 80k, but they need to be highly qualified -> so do you propose rising taxes? - Subsidize STEM education at a college level and STEM research ->how? whats your plan? - Build high speed rail networks on the coasts and coast to coast -> rising taxes again? or? - Invest in renewable energy research and initiatives -> rising taxes again? - End h1-b visa system completely and force companies to train American graduates ->ok - Decrease corporate tax rate, increase taxes on rich, and close offshoring loopholes for companies/people -> you have just introduced several extremely expensive things, you want to lower taxes at the same time? - End sports glorification culture and shift cultural focus towards science, engineering, and STEM research ->ok - Lower international student tuition rates and encourage people to come research here ->so you want to ban highskill immigrants who gained their education and knowledge elsewhere (you dont have any costs) and want to raise your own proffessionals for your costs? - Fix aging roads, bridges, and dams ->taxes again? - Sell healthier food at fast food restaurants like Japan ->how? tldr: NA brain
2020-08-09 12:59
U see even if they lower corporate tax rate but close tax evading offshore loopholes they actually get more money right ? Also they can just focus the spending better, take little off from the military for example.
2020-08-10 13:10
I support raising taxes for better education, yes. It's a long term investment. Renewable energy and high speed rail are more investments in the future. Renewable energy will save us money in the long run. Lowering the corporate tax rate and increasing taxes on the wealthy, but closing all loopholes will generate a massive amount of income since both those groups dodge taxes currently. I also think there should be a 10% VAT. I don't see how lowering international tuition rates implies anything that you said. When China's economy slows down they start rapidly building infrastructure instead of just using quantitative easing. I think we should do the same.
2020-08-10 17:12
Armenia Yerevan
Let Britain recolonize again.
2020-08-09 13:12
UK is probably worse off than the USA lmao.
2020-08-09 13:14
Nah, both second world countries but UK is at the top while USA is in the middle, big difference.
2020-08-09 13:42
Okay what are the first world countries?
2020-08-09 14:00
Sweden Norway Finland Denmark Schweiz Netherlands Iceland Singapore Japan South Korea Germany Canada New Zealand Australia Something like that. Portugal, Italy, Spain, UK among the top of the tier2 countries. America in the middle with Poland and the bois.
2020-08-09 14:11
How tf is Korea and Japan above us lol? Im pretty sure we deserve to be in that list, we have issues, but every country does, to compare us with Portugal, Italy and the US is an insult You missed Ireland and Switzerland i think btw
2020-08-10 14:47
I dont remember at this moment what it was that made you drop down to tier2 other than your obesity but it was something/some very big things. Only reason you and I want to put you at the top is your history but its over now boi. However with a good Brexit/creation of Hong Kong V2, with Boris leading the way you could become ez first world again. List was just a quick one, Swiss is at the list. And the top of tier2 is way ahead of the middle of tier2 and bottom of tier2 which are still miles ahead of the third world countries. You are insulting Portugal if you think UK is far ahead of them, they are poorer sure, some social problems and because drugs are legal half of the population is junkies, other than that, very nice.
2020-08-10 16:35
I mean being poorer, having a lot of social issues and having half your population as druggies surely qualifies a country as 3rd world? Also 1st world is just pretty much good economy, good HDI, we are top 15 HDI and have a pretty good economy, while i agree we'd be the bottom of tier 1 i think we deserve it.
2020-08-10 17:51
Working poor, only speak English, poor infratructure, obesity, RAINY DAYS, you are basically the America of Europe(YIKES!). You are declining rapily and have for quite some time. One of the big reasons for that is that you can't seem to pick a route between the American or the Swedish way and havent been able for the past 30(?) years. The UK is still amazing brother, its just that you can't be compared to the real first world countries anymore. I also keep missing one of the biggest factors, I think, can't remember what it is however... We are both thinking of the Grand British Empire however that is long gone by now, history and bias must be eliminated.
2020-08-10 20:19 high HDI very good education high average IQ 6th highest GDP very high freedom index superior to Canada in everything but income good quality of infastructure we have mild weather, we've had 25 degree + summers consistently for the past 5ish year, we have very mild winters and dont get much seasonal variation. obesity is an issue, yes, it is rising at a bad rate, but we are making moves to improve it and right now it isnt nearly as bad as rich middle eastern countries or the US speaking a second language isnt a necessity, many people when they drop 2nd languages usually replace it with the cores (maths english and science) which some argue helps us better in core subjects. We have little need to speak a 2nd language as most countries in Western Europe have a high percentage of people who speak English and most British people living overseas live in places that either speak English or mostly do. Also i dislike the British empire, it preached about spreading civility and society but only achieved that in places that were majority English or Europeans and subjugated anyone else. It provided infastructure, it provided famine, it provided war, it provided peace.
2020-08-10 20:31
Switzerland and Norway tier 0 tbh. Those countries are just too far ahead of everyone else to classified with Australia or Japan. Italy and Spain > USA??? Dude come on. You've never been to USA I'm guessing...
2020-08-10 17:16
Happiness and quality of life/life expectancy are very important factors and America is a just way, way behind. You are a massive country, can't just pick out the good parts. Your homicide rate, life expectancy, healthcare, obesity n shit makes you far inferior to both Spain and Italy.
2020-08-10 17:38
Just don't move to Alabama and Mississippi and the rest of the US is pretty good. You don't have to pick out the good parts, most of it is good.
2020-08-10 18:06
America with Poland and the bois HAHAHAHA
2020-08-16 23:55
travel to Poland instead of 11.
2020-08-17 20:09
I don't understand? 11?
2020-08-18 15:23
11 = Laugh in aoe2
2020-08-18 17:15
Let's go to Poland. Will you come with me?
2020-08-18 19:22
already been earlier this year)))
2020-08-18 19:24
It sounds like you've lived a good life my friend :)
2020-08-18 19:30
Am I dead?
2020-08-18 19:35
Swedish people might all just be robots. So I don't know if you're alive.
2020-08-18 20:19
The only metric in which you could beat us would be how much money you earn and how big your houses are
2020-08-10 14:48
Considering your conservative party wants to privatize healthcare, the UK is pretty much about to turn into a budget USA lmao.
2020-08-10 16:57
Well i wouldnt put it past them, but i doubt they'd do it. I dont know if you understand this but the NHS is a source of national pride in the UK in both the left and right. It would be political suicide to sell it out. Similarly we are equally against your shitty food standards and dont want to do that either. But as we know, we are the US' bitch so who knows maybe it will happen. Also we'd be the better version of the US (half the things you named in improving in the US we already have ;))))
2020-08-10 17:49
Such as? And even if the UK has some of this stuff, there's tons of drawbacks of living in the UK.
2020-08-11 13:53
Better healthcare Better education Higher average IQ Higher HDI Better press freedom Less political divide Also what are the drawbacks that arent bigger in the US? (dont even try violent / knife crime as the US already dominates the UK lmao)
2020-08-11 13:57 Looks to me like we're tied at 0.92. And also you have more taxes, terrible job market for any kind of technical worker/engineer, the US has better higher education, etc...
2020-08-11 14:12
No clue where i found it after looking again but i saw a 1st quarter 2020 estimate valuing UK higher than US. But i guess i cant prove it so nvm Most calculations only include federal income tax and social security, most of the states charge separate income tax on top of what the central government takes, which salary comparisons dont include. Another consideration is that in the UK we can rely on the NHS to provide us with healthcare if we need it either for free or for a relatively small prescription charge, but in the USA health insurance can cost thousands of dollars per year. Also you'd struggle to find any metric in which the US places better than the UK in education other than in perhaps top universities, which lets be real, doesnt mean much in the grand scheme of things. American degress in Engineering aren't automatically recognised in Europe which is the biggest market for Brits in engineering. And most of your engineers stay domestic, so i think its a weak way to 1 up us. It seems like you skipped over the better healthcare, higher average IQ, better press freedom, less political divide etc. I dont think the fact you have a better market for engineers makes your country even close to the UK. I could find thousands of statistics that make the US a worse place to live, like crime for example ;)
2020-08-11 15:20
Engineering matters a lot since its one of the last 4 year education, guaranteed high paying jobs. It seems like the only really good jobs in the UK are at banks or consulting companies. Overall the US is better if you include the college system as well. And if you wanna say this website is biased, go look at their best countries list. They're very objective and data driven. Higher IQ by 2 entire points, congratulations lmao. And UK politics isn't as divided as the USA, but it's still very divided.
2020-08-11 18:51
The website you linked just placed the UK higher than the US you know that right?
2020-08-11 18:56
....ummm.... no it doesn't....
2020-08-11 19:19
Oh you meant for overall rankings. I meant for education. Yes you're ahead by an entire 0.2 out of a score that goes up to 100. At that point I think it's just based on your preferences. I think if the ranking factored in the bad weather and overall dreariness it would put the US ahead. But, again at a 0.2 difference, it's a preference.
2020-08-11 19:37
"you wanna say this website is biased, go look at their best countries list. They're very objective and data driven." i literally did what you said and it just ranked the UK higher. How can the UK be a budget US if its on par or above lmao? "Overall the US is better if you include the college system as well" "there's tons of drawbacks of living in the UK" "UK is pretty much about to turn into a budget USA lmao." "UK is probably worse off than the USA lmao." seems like u made of a bit of an uninformed opinion, no?
2020-08-11 19:43
You didn't actually take my comment into consideration did you. I'd admit the UK is better at maybe 5 points higher, 0.2 is way too small to say anything.
2020-08-11 21:05
"Overall the US is better if you include the college system as well" "there's tons of drawbacks of living in the UK" "UK is pretty much about to turn into a budget USA lmao." "UK is probably worse off than the USA lmao." seems like u made of a bit of an uninformed opinion, no?
2020-08-11 21:13
How? I'm sure if the NHS is privatized the UK will drop well below the US. You're only 0.2 ahead with every modern European system in place including public healthcare and a large welfare system. Your GDP per capita is around 40k and Brits are crushed by taxes to support all your bloated systems. And on top of that you're gonna fall behind on technologically (you already have for the most part) because your country infamously has low respect for technical workers.
2020-08-11 21:23
"UK is probably worse off than the USA lmao." WRONG NT BUDDY MOVING THE GOALPOST
2020-08-11 21:42
I didn't move the goalpost. The UK is worse off than the US. Low opportunity and crushing taxes. At least everyone is comfortable though, but some people don't want that.
2020-08-11 22:01
Ill never say the UK is moreso a place of oppurtunity than the US. If there's one success in the US' original intentions its that a person with a good idea can succeed and is in a system that promotes such a thing. Crushing taxes? Most calculations only include federal income tax and social security, most of the states charge separate income tax on top of what the central government takes, which salary comparisons dont include. I wont disagree you probably have more money left over but in exchange we have more "free" services available to us which is just a matter of how our societies value certain privledges. US = earn it UK = more of a nanny state. The thing is, you throughout this conversation seemed to be pushing the narrative that the US is the better country which you have struggled to find any meaningful metric in which to prove that.
2020-08-11 22:09
My original "worse off" comment was more meant about your future trajectory than your current situation. Since the thread is about fixes after all. And like I said the UK is not set to be a leader in any technology, you're increasingly isolationist after leaving the EU, and most of your economy is based on services. And most of those services are financial or consulting/business related. The UK is essentially turning itself into a large bank in an era where tech companies are becoming larger and larger. And this is while simultaneously isolating yourself. And I believe in earn it over being handed things, so by metrics the UK is worse off than the US now and in the future.
2020-08-11 22:22
and france
2020-08-09 14:25
legitimately not sure which is worse.
2020-08-09 19:53
Armenia Yerevan
2020-08-09 20:11
this is it king
2020-08-09 13:30
Can't change these things until the people not just America say enough is enough. Research those institutions and find out who created and who funds them.
2020-08-09 13:41
In ur dreams lmao... The only thing that could fix America is for China to nuke USA or very violent civil war... or America should nuke the world. All European americans should go back to europe...
2020-08-09 14:04
Euros are even more cucked than Americans.
2020-08-09 20:47
nope ur the cucked one
2020-08-09 20:53
it's capitalist country lol, shut up and give your moneys
2020-08-09 14:07
domal trump out yarrak obama in
2020-08-09 14:26
armed revolution
2020-08-09 14:41
Finland Autisthicc
i think usa infrastructure is very outdated and need renovation
2020-08-09 14:45
Yup, no high speed rail either.
2020-08-09 15:18
China ShinnWong
sounds like china to me
2020-08-09 14:55
Does China have free college for STEM students though?
2020-08-09 18:25
China ShinnWong
of course actually in china right now a lot of students willing to learm STEM,especially poor kids,because these years we doing poverty alleviation project,the central government gives lot of subsidy for education,so if you from a poor family,you can get subsidies from local government,it covered big part of tuition fees,and the school also will give subsidies and scholarships,so basically is free
2020-08-10 03:24
I'd say the only similarity between my list and China is free college specifically for STEM students. Other countries have high speed rail and some of the other things in the list.
2020-08-10 11:17
China ShinnWong
bro china have 22000 km highspeed railway total... these things on the list we doing it since 2003...
2020-08-10 12:20
I didn't base the list on China. These are just things I thought the USA needed. I guess I agree with East Asian education and transportation systems to a degree. Since Japan, Korea, and China seem to all have good transportation and education systems.
2020-08-10 17:05
but china have no freedom.
2020-08-09 20:47
China ShinnWong
what is freedom man and women can get same salary at same job,so everyone can choose any jobs they like narrowing the gap between the rich and the poor,so people can live free without the cage of class how about putting people's life safty first,so at least people can have freedom of live on this planet? Don't compare western freedom to ours,yours is too superficial
2020-08-10 03:40
Here in denmark we got equal pay. We are a modern country. I agree with you, freedom is not easy to define. Everyone values different things in life. But the way I see it your government is not working together with the rest of the world as much as everyone would hope. You should be allowed to say bad things about your communist party and write whatever you want without punishment. Your surveillance program might be a good way to reduce/abolish crime but eventually the government will know almost everything about you and their control and power will only increase.
2020-08-10 08:15
Nice idealist
2020-08-10 12:05
thanks bud. its good to have good values meanwhile understanding its not possible to have an ideal world. We are humans after all, not the optimal kind of creature I guess. But I think the chinese people should strive for cooperation with the entire world. The EU is not the US. In EU we want all parts of the world to be together on the same page. Seems like its too much competition between china and the US and china puts EU in a bad spot. Just because we are allies with US, doesnt mean we cant be on your side as well. Some of the things you are doing in countries in EU is not acceptable imo. You try to buy ports in our countries so you spread your control around the world. Its good that you support africa and invest a lot of money on infrastructure for example. Hope everything will benefit the world and not just china. I think almost the entire EU likes/loves asian people. You are very smart and friendly so its easy to like you, some of us just have too much bad memories of dictatorships. At least you get more done than democracies so it certainly works better in some ways for sure. Just like when Cesar was a dictator, with a good dictator everything can be really good.
2020-08-10 13:02
China ShinnWong
why people always think that they know better than chinese about china? if chinese government is doing good then why the hell i talk shit about it? if the government doing real bad,no need other people interfere it,we will overthrow it with ourselfs,we done that before at 1912 and 1949 and you talk about surveillance program,guess what?the vast majority of chinese people support it,just check on the crime rate of china,it droping year by year the government won't use cameras and shit to spy on you,because you are nobody
2020-08-10 12:11
I am a citizen of our planet too. So I have the right to talk about any country and point out good and bad things. We are after all here together, sharing our planet. I know that the chinese people support the surveillance program and I see the benefits but at the same time the future can be turned on its head with all that information they have. Just like facebook, google, amazon and so on. They dont use it against us now, but who knows what will happen. That is the scary part, I agree that its fine now. You are probably able to overthrow them if they turn against all of the people, but it will happen step by step so it might not be so easy. But I think its a good thing to reduce crimes and its good to put muslims in camp to get rid of their bad culture. People should adapt and live according to the laws of the country they live in. Hopefully the china experiment will turn out good, that is certainly what I hope for. But when freedom is pushed down on I get worried, like the situation in Hong Kong. The world should develop in the right direction not go backwards.
2020-08-10 12:55
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Ireland Sodaking
let me try and address most of these ideas the high speed rail could be a good idea but costs and bureaucracy could derail the project no pun intended the encouraging American companies to train American graduates now that would in theory be good if it wouldn't drive company's out of America deceasing corporate tax rate is easily the smartest thing you have suggested here my country has a low corporate tax rate and Apple loves us and while i love sports i would support a progressive shift of focus towards STEM fields but this would have to be gradual over a few decades encouraging foreign students to come research here would also be a good idea providing subsidies into STEM fields in Colleges would also be a good idea i am not too keen on the teacher idea I'd be more interested in reworking pay to try and make everyone get a better deal fixing aging roads bridges dams money depending would be good and healthier food should be done like this make sure restaurants have healthy options and invest in advertising for healthier foods like you know the way fast food currently dwarfs healthy food in advertising yea start there
2020-08-09 15:09
It wouldn't drive companies out of America, quite the opposite actually. What places like India have is lots of entry level workers willing to work for low pay. America has the opposite, experienced workers demanding high pay, but America also has entry level workers as well. If you had to choose one, which one would you choose? Obviously the country with both experienced and entry level workers.
2020-08-09 15:21
+1, didnt even read the whole thing just bumping it for unintended pun
2020-08-11 18:58
ahahah thx man
2020-08-11 20:52
2020-08-09 20:45
I'm not sure that would fix the USA though.
2020-08-10 17:03
those are the major ones? are you joking? Change your political system is #1. Change your election system #2. You need low cost health care and you need to fix your gun laws.
2020-08-09 20:46
gun laws are from from the biggest problems in the USA
2020-08-09 21:00
yes, but they still need to fix it so they can avoid school shootings and get more competent people that want to be teachers.
2020-08-09 21:30
school shootings (pre corona) make up no significant portion of the gun deaths in the USA, much less the total preventable deaths. Even given the questionable state the laws are in today, guns save more people then they kill.
2020-08-09 21:34
they save more lives than they kill? you are brainwashed kid.
2020-08-09 22:12
you got under 100 iq or something?
2020-08-09 22:13
i havent taken an iq test since 1st grade so maybe
2020-08-09 22:14
you should stop with your bad excuses and think every problem throw. making dumb excuses when talking about a real problem, saying that there is other bigger problems so that is no problem makes you sound dumb and ignorant. Deal with reality, there can be two bad things and both are bad.
2020-08-09 22:17
im not gonna say its perfect, but the problem is definitely overrated
2020-08-09 22:18
no. your country is sick to its core. You got more than one school shooting every day on average. You think other countries got this problem? no.
2020-08-09 22:21
2020-08-09 22:22
google it kid.
2020-08-09 22:24
school shooting =/= mass shooting the usa has to fix the underlying socioeconomic problems, not the guns taking away guns won't actually change the crime rates, and deaths, the things that are the actual problems -- again not saying gun laws shouldn't be reformed, but the guns themselves aren't the only or biggest problem
2020-08-09 22:29
my bad. one school shooting per week and one mass shooting per day. I agree with you that the underlying socioeconomic problems is the root of this. But these people would not have the chance to do it without the guns. In other countries these sick (mental, depressed, poor and/or angry) people would maybe seek help or suicide instead. The guns allow them to go another catastrophic way in the US. Its good to hear that you want to see reform. But you are yet again saying its not the biggest problem. You are not wrong but its still a big problem. Dont make excuses and put different issues against each other. Strive to fix them all.
2020-08-10 07:43
Even though I don't agree with you I gotta respect you straight up admitting you may not have 100 IQ lmao.
2020-08-10 01:12
Poland RipereC
Ohno sniff sniff bad Guns kill people sniff sniff Expected from denXDmark
2020-08-10 17:22
Gun laws aren't even close to being a big problem in the US. Europeans read 5 mins of US news and think they understand the nuances of our law and culture.
2020-08-09 21:17
lmao, I know more about America than you do burger.
2020-08-09 21:28
you think that school shootings are the reason people don't want to be teachers please... just don't...
2020-08-09 21:32
the reason? you think there is one reason? burger brains these days..
2020-08-09 22:11
abolish guns but defund the police lmaooooo
2020-08-10 03:25
lmao. only the police should have guns.
2020-08-10 08:08
Thats a huge 0/8 the states should be up to how their healthcare systems work and the problems with healthcare in the us is extremely overblown States with the loosest gun laws are literally safer than almost all of western europe Your speaking out of your ass
2020-08-18 19:53
sugar tax!
2020-08-09 20:59
-Republicans -Democrats +Greens +Social democrats/Progressives/Liberals +Centrists +Christian Democrats +Rightist corporate party This way it would be much harder to be just one party ruling the politics, generally would be Rightist corporate party on the right vs the Social democrats/proggressives/liberals on the left and a good chunk of Centrists in the middle. The Greens and Christian democrats wouldn't really sway the balance in one way or another as they would be pretty small but can contribute in the opposition. It would require some compromises to be made on both sides so there's never going into a completely radical left or right direction which would stabilize the country as a whole.
2020-08-09 21:07
Honestly in the future I can see the Democrats holding power in the country until the centrist Democrats split from the progressive Democrats. Then, we have three main parties Democrats (centrist), Democrats (progressive), and the Republicans.
2020-08-10 01:02
thats one of the biggest problems in usa only two parties wont work and thats not how democracy works the best but the problem is that usa is too arrogant to ever notice smth like that and it would be impossible to change the system like that also only rich people can become presidents it seems which is ridiculous too
2020-08-10 03:39
Well people tend to vote for their best interests if they're educated. I think some fixes in the list will actually take care of the problems we have in politics indirectly.
2020-08-10 11:19
yes but isnt it so that you can only pick one of the two parties? so there is a huge unwanted opinion in your vote because i doubt everyone agrees 100% with their party
2020-08-10 14:41
More parties are possible man. Our system is pretty similar to any European system, especially since many European systems are based on ours or a similar system after WW2. The system isn't really the issue. A lot of Republicans legitimately agree with everything the Republican party does and they have high voter turnout. In response to that the Democrats are basically a coalition of centrists and progressives to counter them. So education and party loyalty is really the issue here.
2020-08-10 16:56
then why do you think you only got like two parties then its cuz of the american interest
2020-08-10 17:40
Brazil mibrzera
one of the best countries in the world +trump -democrats
2020-08-09 21:11
Hungary subzera
- Lower international student tuition rates and encourage people to come research here but domestic tuition should stay the same right? LOL
2020-08-09 21:14
International student tuition is actually higher than for domestic students most of the time. I'm saying that should change so we can attract the most talented people. But, yeah college overall should be more affordable.
2020-08-09 23:21
Hungary subzera
Ik international is even more expensive but you gave me the impression that domestic tuition is fair by not even mentioning it
2020-08-10 00:43
College should be relatively cheap for non-STEM majors and free for STEM. That's really my view on it at least.
2020-08-10 01:01
Just keep Trump in the white house..
2020-08-09 22:16
2020-08-09 22:16
> Decrease corporate tax rate, increase taxes on rich, and close offshoring loopholes for companies/people this point is just fucking dumb
2020-08-09 22:21
It's not if you understand its effect. Lower corporate tax rates encourages companies to stay in America instead of moving to tax havens like Ireland. And the wealthy executives/board members that work for these companies will have to live in America and they'll have no way to offshore their money or use legal loopholes to avoid taxes. It's a win win.
2020-08-09 23:19
Sure, but you can't just increase taxes on the rich and expect that to have an overall positive outcome
2020-08-10 18:50
Why wouldn't it have an overall positive outcome?
2020-08-11 13:54
-trump +smooya
2020-08-09 23:21
he's a free agent so america will save money and get a cheap salary on the awper
2020-08-09 23:23
you missed: - break up the two party system - campaign finance reform
2020-08-09 23:32
If people are educated the campaign finance problem will fix itself since people won't vote for politicians that take corporate money. Although, a formal law would be nice too.
2020-08-10 00:09
i wish it worked like that lmao
2020-08-10 00:15
It does work like that though, educated people don't vote for career politicians or against their own interest.
2020-08-10 00:58
2020-08-09 23:56
Nah socialism isn't the answer. Even Denmark isn't socialist dude lmao.
2020-08-10 00:08
Wait hold up if we're not socialist then what are we
2020-08-10 00:39
Denmark is a mixed economy. Socialism would require state ownership of almost all companies and factories. Denmark definitely doesn't have that.
2020-08-10 01:00
Ok so you deffo don't know the difference between communism and socialism expected from murica
2020-08-16 23:43
Hello there Mr. Denmark. It's nice to meet you.
2020-08-17 00:06
You don't know what you're talking about. Go look up the actual definitions.
2020-08-17 00:51
What are you on mate?
2020-08-18 19:45
In terms of the fact that we're a mixed economy State, you're right. In some aspects, we are somewhat socialist, though.
2020-08-10 11:37
Socialism has a very strict definition though. I definitely wouldn't say the economy is publicly owned in Denmark or anywhere near it. People these days overuse socialism and communism.
2020-08-10 11:41
You're very right. However, with all of the Cultural Marxist features we've kept a hold on, I'd say that we're still kind of socialist.
2020-08-10 11:42
2020-08-10 01:06
Bunch of leftist bs Ye u would destroy america m, hope retards like u will never get to power
2020-08-10 01:17
India bigdong
username checks out
2020-08-10 03:45
0/8 Or you're very dumb. What would your fixes be if you're serious?
2020-08-10 12:06
Fix: Get rid of 2 party system thats it
2020-08-10 03:53
no more FPTP!
2020-08-10 08:06
- focus towards science, engineering, and STEM research. - Lower international student tuition rates and encourage people to come research in USA. - give incentives to fast food restaurants so they serve healthier food. - build public hospitals and make a small/minimum health care system. that one is obvious. there, i fixed your fix!
2020-08-10 08:19
Nothing can save the USA at this point
2020-08-10 08:31
Why do you think that?
2020-08-10 12:16
Further taxing the rich won't do a damn thing. They'll find loopholes in every single law, as they're doing right now. imo, they make up for their missing taxation, by creating jobs and thereby value elsewhere.
2020-08-10 11:28
The thing is the government can hire better lawyers than 99% of the rich people to close every possible loopholes, so this just isn't true. If you keep updating the law every time the wealthy find a loophole, eventually there won't be any loopholes. A law is like a quilt with a bunch of holes in it, if you patch up the correct parts it will be a working quilt again.
2020-08-10 11:44
-poor people + rich people all problems solved
2020-08-10 11:34
-clown Trump +Joe Biden
2020-08-10 11:36
just nuke the whole continent, id honestly rather deal with nuclear winter rather then more of these yanks shit.
2020-08-10 12:19
2020-08-10 16:39
So no more Microsoft, Apple, Valve, Riot, Blizzard, Google, AMD, NVIDIA, Amazon or Intel for you then. Your life would be significantly worse without us, whether you like us or not. By the way, that comment sounds like the stupid stuff that an American would say.
2020-08-17 00:22
all these companies and none of them are headquartered in the US anymore to evade taxes lmaoooo gtfo we'd be 100000 times better without you cya
2020-08-22 18:00
Which of those companies is not headquartered in the US? I think all of them are?
2020-08-24 03:52
Most are in tax havens, like Dublin or Tortola Research it
2020-08-24 18:57
2020-08-18 19:44
Ending H1Bs is a really bad idea.
2020-08-10 13:18
Why? Give American graduates a job and a chance to become experienced. H1-b trains entry level foreign workers and sends them back to their countries. Meanwhile entry level engineers in America are forced to take unrelated jobs and never go into engineering. Then these employers whine about a lack of experienced American workers. It's really better for everyone in the long term.
2020-08-10 17:00
Russia Vasy111
how old ar u, my friend
2020-08-10 15:21
I'm assuming this comment means you think these fixes are unrealistic. I don't really see why they're unrealistic since many countries have similar systems.
2020-08-10 17:01
Flatten it and start again, it's a failed experiment
2020-08-10 16:39
No its not Highest gdp Higher gdp per capita than almost every european country Had been the most moved to country in the world for the last 70 yeare American culture is extremely influential
2020-08-18 19:42
Those who say "-Trump +X politician": Do you actually think that these issues didn't exist before Trump? Cos they did. Did he fix them? No. Did he worsen them? Maybe. Did he cause them? NO!
2020-08-10 16:52
Finland ToxicDUD
Who pays? Also Who are you to decide what kind of fast food does a private company provide?
2020-08-11 14:18
Always money issues when it comes time to practical and needed policies lmao. This won't cost as much as you may think, especially since a lot of them are just laws that won't cost anything.
2020-08-11 19:21
United States Festive_
pretty good agenda! paying well qualified teachers more money is so important. so many idiots in our country i wouldn't end h1-b visas entirely though, but maybe make them more difficult to get.
2020-08-11 22:12
Nah man end h1-b, it's immoral and harms American workers. It's immoral because employers can underpay and treat h1-b's poorly because if they fire that person they often get deported. Employers have way too much power over these people. And American workers can use these jobs badly. There was a time in this country when engineering was a safe path to a stable career and a high salary, that's definitely not the case these days for the most part.
2020-08-12 21:27
I dont care USA i care only China, Kazakstan. PS no blacks will fix everything what you fixes.
2020-08-17 00:17
just disband imo.
2020-08-18 19:31
-baiden pls
2020-08-18 19:37
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