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Old 03-30-2018, 01:37 PM
 
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While it is objectively true that economies are growing, I think that the headline of "Rising prosperity finally being felt around the world" is a wholly political reframing of the situation that is both unproductive and potentially stifling.

We don't have a responsibility to the prosperity of the world. We have a responsibility to ourselves. Your statement would have us sacrifice ourselves, or otherwise shape a political narrative in a manner that could ultimately hurt our ability to make the right decisions for ourselves, out of a misguided (and wholly superficial) concern for the "prosperity" of other nations. That's a mistake for both domestic and foreign politics.
Where did this poster say we did? You are inferring this. This is simply a bit of good news that's nice to here for once. And you automatically become defensive.
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Old 03-30-2018, 08:25 PM
 
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I already said the economy sucks, hence the low GDP that I referenced. What country with a comparable GDP would Armenians rather take their chance in?

Prosperity COULD rise in Armenia, because modern infrastructure is in place. Why it does not is a mystery to me. I asked Armenians why there has been no return of their well-educated disapora, who could turn the country into another Israel, but nobody could give me answers.
None of this qualifies your "life is good" absurdity.
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