At least one think tank has estimated that the Ryan budget would eliminate 2 million jobs in 2014 alone. Anyone who thinks that makes no difference to a country that is "already rotting from within" needs a little wake up call.
"Yes, because you directly claimed that causal relationship. You directly claimed they were more free because of those things." And the only reason to post about "economic freedom" was to indirectly claim causality, that those countries were less fucked up because of those things. See how this works? That's hypocritical. More hypocrisy.
And I was pointing out that the countries I mentioned have more socialist policies than the US. And you called me out for that as "correlation and causation". You see? Hypocrisy at its most blatant.Seriously. You hate authority so much. I'm assuming you own your own business, right? I'm also assuming you're a Christian from your prior posts. How do you deal with that? Do you change churches every time you don't like something the pastor has to say? What do you do if you...
I suggest you do a deep study of corporate trust in the early 20th century. Cell phones are no longer an option. They are necessary. So when all companies offer unfair terms, with or without overt collusion, the consumer may appear to have a choice, but that choice is in reality a false choice. Tallest has made his point and you have failed to counter it.
I do deny it. All the countries listed above have more socialist policy than the USA. That's not anecdote. That's fact. Many of them have higher taxes than the USA. That's not anecdote. That's fact. Yet they're all better off economically and politically than the USA. That's arguable to some depending on how you measure success, but you don't seem to be arguing against that assertion.