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Old 04-18-2015, 12:40 PM
 
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Please choose and discuss your reasoning...

also think about...

what are the positives and negatives of living in a developing nation, what are the positives and negatives of living in a developed nation.

we can use actual countries if it makes it more simple... like would you rather be poor in Germany or middle class in Russia?
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Old 04-18-2015, 01:08 PM
 
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Please choose and discuss your reasoning...

also think about...

what are the positives and negatives of living in a developing nation, what are the positives and negatives of living in a developed nation.

we can use actual countries if it makes it more simple... like would you rather be poor in Germany or middle class in Russia?
I don't know much about Germany, but ( under the normal circumstances) choosing between the life of middle class in Russia vs being poor in the US - Russia would have been my choice, no doubt.
BUT being poor in the US vs being poor in Russia - that would have been a different story.
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Old 04-18-2015, 01:22 PM
 
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It depends on the choice, which countries are available. Decide between Germany and Russia. That's easy, better homeless in Germany than a millionaire in Russia. Russia is a dictatorship or at least a nearly dictatorship.

Poor in Germany or middle class in Chile? Probably the last one is the better choice, at least if poor in Germany means to live on social benefits for your whole live. Hmmm, but the other way around living on social benefits for your whole live would mean a lot of time to spend for playing video games for example.

I think living poor in a developed country with a good welfare system is the better choice.
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Old 04-18-2015, 01:23 PM
 
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Between those choices, I would choose middle class in a poorer country personally.
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Old 04-18-2015, 02:45 PM
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I would rather start off poor in a developed country but would not want to remain there.

Reason I could always advance even starting off poor I think there is always the opportunity to improve granted if you are smart enough and motivated enough. In a developing country it's all about who you know if you have the right connections you will advance if not it gets more complicated.
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Old 04-18-2015, 02:46 PM
 
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Middle class in China is much much better than poor in the US.
Poor neighborhoods in the US have horrible schools, horrible safety, and horrible drug and alcohol problems. Your children will repeat your life by 95% chance.
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Old 04-18-2015, 03:00 PM
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Middle class in China is much much better than poor in the US.
Poor neighborhoods in the US have horrible schools, horrible safety, and horrible drug and alcohol problems. Your children will repeat your life by 95% chance.
Don't believe that. Not all poor live in poor neighborhoods in the US that is a stereotype many poor live in a rural settings.

How did you come up with the 95% figure.

Here is a link on how the US Census Bureau calculates poverty PDF-11K

How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty - U.S Census Bureau
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Old 04-18-2015, 03:12 PM
 
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Depends on the laws. I'd rather be poor in a developed country that isn't some backward hellhole, than be middle class in a developing country that has discriminatory laws that threaten my very existence.
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Old 04-18-2015, 03:16 PM
 
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I'd rather be Middle Class in a developing Country.
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Old 04-18-2015, 03:23 PM
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I'd rather be Middle Class in a developing Country.
Which one would you pick?

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