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Old 01-16-2012, 02:58 AM
 
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Does anyone else notice that almost all Third World countries have very conservative societies whereas almost all First world countries tend to have societies that are liberal?

The statistics are stunning. It seems like conservatism in a society is directly proportional with a low standard of living whereas the opposite is true for liberalism. The more conservative a society, the more likely it is to be plagued with things like: crime, poverty, illiteracy, inequality, political instability etc. On the other hand, the more liberal a society the more likely it is to be blessed with low crime rates, high levels of education, wealth, political stability, and less inequality among its citizens.

In fact if you study the Human Development Index (HDI) of countries around the world, you'll see that the most liberal countries - Norway, Sweden, Canada - consistently have the highest development rankings. On the other hand countries with the most conservative societies e.g. Pakistan, Nigeria, Uganda - consistently have the lowest development rankings.

It would be fair to make the deduction that a prerequisite of been a Third World country is having a conservative society and the a prerequisite of been considered a First World country is having a liberal society. Adding validity to my theory, even America which is considered to be fairly conservative among first world nations would be classed as wildly liberal among Third World Countries.

I know many conservatives will not be happy with this finding but the facts are there for all to see. Why do you think this pattern exists throughout the world?
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:12 AM
 
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For the same reason low-income, low-educated states in the USA are bastions of conservatism, and high-income, highly-educated states are bastions of liberalism.

Maybe bible-banging is a mental disorder.
You are right on that point. The wealthiest states in the union are blue states and they have the highest standards of living. The poorest states are all deep red states. These bastions of conservatism have a very low standard of living. In fact the quality of life in states like Alabama and Mississippi is comparable to that of many Third World countries.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:16 AM
 
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Those countries have corruption, rights issues, lower education, and usually dictators or newly formed Democracies or Republics.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:18 AM
 
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Those countries have corruption, rights issues, lower education, and usually dictators or newly formed Democracies or Republics.
...and they have very conservative societies.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:22 AM
 
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...and they have very conservative societies.
That is a given based on the premise of this thread.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:30 AM
 
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That is a given based on the premise of this thread.
But notice how the conservatives have remained quiet so far? Guess the truth hurts...
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:32 AM
 
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We are waiting to see the stampede of people running to New York for all of the wonderful opportunity there..... Wait.... They are all leaving New York.. They are all heading south, but why?
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:40 AM
 
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It is true that the happiest people in the world live in countries that are:

1. Socially liberal

2. Provide a generous economic safety net for their citizens
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:42 AM
 
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But notice how the conservatives have remained quiet so far? Guess the truth hurts...
We will see.

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We are waiting to see the stampede of people running to New York for all of the wonderful opportunity there..... Wait.... They are all leaving New York.. They are all heading south, but why?
New York State and New York City both grew in the past 10 years.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:43 AM
 
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Why are all you lefty oracles posting here on city-data when there is money to be made with your secret knowledge? Obama re-election has been trading at right around 51 on intrade, and yet it's a sure thing. As smart and well-educated as you lefties are, I know you know how arbitrage works, and that your secret knowledge that Obama=sure thing is like sitting on a gold mine.
You probably should be worried about about all of the evil Liberals in Bellevue with their education and high quality of life.
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