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Old 07-20-2011, 02:19 PM
 
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Does anybody know of or have a list of countries where entitlements like social security, universal healthcare, unemployment, welfare do not exist?

Or maybe we can narrow it down by entitlement.

List of countries without social security
List of countries without universal healthcare
List of countries without welfare

etc

I suspect that absolutely none of the countries that will be listed will a G20 country or even a country of any relevance economically.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Try google.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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Try google.
I did, couldn't get any info.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I did, couldn't get any info.
Well it's not called "welfare" in other countries so you wouldn't get hits.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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15 seconds on Google isn't too hard, is it? Welfare programs in and of themselves is a fairly narrow view of the world. What you should be concerned with is economic freedom of countries as a whole. Look at the big picture, not just the political flavor of the week.

Here you go
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:51 PM
 
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I did, couldn't get any info.
Maybe there isnt a country that fits your profile..
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Does anybody know of or have a list of countries where entitlements like social security, universal healthcare, unemployment, welfare do not exist?

Or maybe we can narrow it down by entitlement.

List of countries without social security
List of countries without universal healthcare
List of countries without welfare

etc

I suspect that absolutely none of the countries that will be listed will a G20 country or even a country of any relevance economically.
The point you're attempting to make is obvious. You think we should be like all those countries that have full-blown, cradle-to-grave entitlements.

Newsflash - we're not like them, and we didn't rise to become the world's only superpower and the economic backbone of the world in only 200 years by trying to emulate them. There's absolutely no reason to start now.

If you want to take advantage of (and pay for) those entitlement programs, go live in one of those other countries. Don't try to drag US down just to fit some notion that YOU have in your mind of what the perfect U.S. would look like.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:03 PM
 
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The point you're attempting to make is obvious. You think we should be like all those countries that have full-blown, cradle-to-grave entitlements.

Newsflash - we're not like them, and we didn't rise to become the world's only superpower and the economic backbone of the world in only 200 years by trying to emulate them. There's absolutely no reason to start now.

If you want to take advantage of (and pay for) those entitlement programs, go live in one of those other countries. Don't try to drag US down just to fit some notion that YOU have in your mind of what the perfect U.S. would look like.
Cuba is 90 miles off the coast of Florida. They have cradle-to-grave entitlements. Just be prepared to have substandard hospital care, and an apartment or house that's structurally deficient.

The greenies also say Cuba has among the lowest, or the lowest carbon footprint in the world. That says loads
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:10 PM
 
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Somalia
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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15 seconds on Google isn't too hard, is it? Welfare programs in and of themselves is a fairly narrow view of the world. What you should be concerned with is economic freedom of countries as a whole. Look at the big picture, not just the political flavor of the week.

Here you go
Top 3 countries in terms of Economic Freedom (two of them, often used to demonstrate "free market capitalism" at work):
1- Ireland (Perhaps it is?)
2- Hongkong (half of the population lives in public housing)
3- Singapore (Government linked corporations account for 60% of the GDP)

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Somalia
I was thinking Myanmar, as it has the best chance to be in the G20 once China goes honest and transforms it from a pseudo territory to "China".
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