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  1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    03 Feb '18 09:20
    A significant marker of how well you are doing is to ascertain whether you are in the top half or the bottom half of your county's citizens.

    The median wealth of the developed nations may surprise you!

    THE TOP 25

    Australia and Luxemburg are way out on top.
    Followed by

    Belgium
    France
    Italy
    UK
    Japan
    Iceland
    Switzerland
    Finland
    Norway
    Singapore
    Canada
    Netherlands
    New Zealand
    Ireland
    Spain
    Qatar
    Denmark
    Greece
    Taiwan
    Sweden
    UAE
    Germany
    Slovenia

    The median wealth is a function of the wealth of a
    country and the fairness of distribution of that wealth.

    The Average Joe in all those countries has
    more wealth than the Average Joe in the USA
    (The richest country in the world)

    Food for thought?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distribution_of_wealth#Statistical_distributions
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    03 Feb '18 09:46
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    A significant marker of how well you are doing is to ascertain whether you are in the top half or the bottom half of your county's citizens.

    The median wealth of the developed nations may surprise you!

    THE TOP 25

    Australia and Luxemburg are way out on top.
    Followed by

    Belgium
    France
    Italy
    UK
    Japan
    Iceland
    Switzerland
    Finland
    Norway
    ...[text shortened]... d for thought?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distribution_of_wealth#Statistical_distributions
    I would wager this would be roughly the same for healthcare and education as well. It's a pity so many on America's right wing are too busy waving the flag to notice, or maybe they just don't care.
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    03 Feb '18 09:55
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    A significant marker of how well you are doing is to ascertain whether you are in the top half or the bottom half of your county's citizens.

    The median wealth of the developed nations may surprise you!

    THE TOP 25

    Australia and Luxemburg are way out on top.
    Followed by

    Belgium
    France
    Italy
    UK
    Japan
    Iceland
    Switzerland
    Finland
    Norway
    ...[text shortened]... d for thought?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distribution_of_wealth#Statistical_distributions
    Well by mean the USA is better than practically every country that's not a city-state. But that's because they have so many high net worth individuals which skew the data. Thus, the median is a better estimate of how the average person is doing.
  4. Subscriberjoe shmo
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    03 Feb '18 16:042 edits
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    A significant marker of how well you are doing is to ascertain whether you are in the top half or the bottom half of your county's citizens.

    The median wealth of the developed nations may surprise you!

    THE TOP 25

    Australia and Luxemburg are way out on top.
    Followed by

    Belgium
    France
    Italy
    UK
    Japan
    Iceland
    Switzerland
    Finland
    Norway
    ...[text shortened]... d for thought?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distribution_of_wealth#Statistical_distributions
    Here is some more food for thought.

    Would you say the US is more or less ethnically diverse than the top 6 countries independently and/or combined in your list? Note: it has greater population than the top 6 combined, and if you take out Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Qatar, and UAE it nearly out populates the entire remaining list combined.

    Now take out Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Qatar, and UAE. They are all ethnic, none of which is diverse. Do you see an ethnic majority? Now put them back in. Do you see an overarching ethnic structure type? How about ethnic homogeneity for a pattern?

    You could pretty much replace this list with the top 25 smallest and least ethnically diverse countries in the world!
  5. Standard membershavixmir
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    03 Feb '18 16:26
    Originally posted by @joe-shmo
    Here is some more food for thought.

    Would you say the US is more or less ethnically diverse than the top 6 countries independently and/or combined in your list ( note: it has greater population than the top 6 combined )?

    Now take out Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Qatar, and UAE. They are all ethnic, none of which is diverse. Do you see an ethnic major ...[text shortened]... d pretty much replace this list with the top 25 least ethnically diverse countries in the world!
    Utter nonsense.

    Top 6 countries:
    Australia
    Luxemburg
    Belgium
    France
    Italy
    UK

    I’m pretty surprised the UK is there, but oh well...
    And I’m not bothering to look them all up.

    But, Belgium, for example:
    3 official languages.
    23% of the population is non Belgian.

    Britain:
    5 official languages
    Large Asian and black minorities.

    Don’t really see anything to back up your sentiments.
  6. Standard membershavixmir
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    03 Feb '18 16:31
    Wow. 52% of the US population have a high school education or less.

    That’s truly shocking.
  7. Subscriberjoe shmo
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    03 Feb '18 16:44
    Originally posted by @shavixmir
    Utter nonsense.

    Top 6 countries:
    Australia
    Luxemburg
    Belgium
    France
    Italy
    UK

    I’m pretty surprised the UK is there, but oh well...
    And I’m not bothering to look them all up.

    But, Belgium, for example:
    3 official languages.
    23% of the population is non Belgian.

    Britain:
    5 official languages
    Large Asian and black minorities.

    Don’t really see anything to back up your sentiments.
    "Britain:
    5 official languages
    Large Asian and black minorities."

    Britain is 80% White!

    Belgium is more that 80%White! Hint: 23% non-Belgium, is not at all 23% non white. You should read a little more than the first line of text when you google.
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    03 Feb '18 16:50
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    A significant marker of how well you are doing is to ascertain whether you are in the top half or the bottom half of your county's citizens.

    The median wealth of the developed nations may surprise you!

    THE TOP 25

    Australia and Luxemburg are way out on top.
    Followed by

    Belgium
    France
    Italy
    UK
    Japan
    Iceland
    Switzerland
    Finland
    Norway
    ...[text shortened]... d for thought?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distribution_of_wealth#Statistical_distributions
    The U.S. is not "the richest country in the world" by any reasonable measure.
  9. Subscriberjoe shmo
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    03 Feb '18 16:591 edit
    Originally posted by @shavixmir
    Wow. 52% of the US population have a high school education or less.

    That’s truly shocking.
    That's because we don't have the luxury of being hypocritical racist like the countries presented on this list. I'm sure if we were 90% white like most countries on this list our average educational achievement would be greater. You know... like the UK. You f'king racist.
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    03 Feb '18 17:173 edits
    Originally posted by @joe-shmo
    That's because we don't have the luxury of being hypocritical racist like the countries presented on this list. I'm sure if we were 90% white like most countries on this list our average educational achievement would be greater. You know... like the UK. You f'king racist.
    I don't have data in front of me, but it would not surprise me if most of that 52% was white as well.

    Most people who immediately strike me as among the most stupid in the room are invariably white.
  11. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    03 Feb '18 17:181 edit
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    A significant marker of how well you are doing is to ascertain whether you are in the top half or the bottom half of your county's citizens.

    The median wealth of the developed nations may surprise you!

    THE TOP 25

    Australia and Luxemburg are way out on top.
    Followed by

    Belgium
    France
    Italy
    UK
    Japan
    Iceland
    Switzerland
    Finland
    Norway
    ...[text shortened]... d for thought?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distribution_of_wealth#Statistical_distributions
    Is the Average Joe in UK actually worth more than 111,000 USD?
  12. Subscriberjoe shmo
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    03 Feb '18 17:43
    Originally posted by @suzianne
    I don't have data in front of me, but it would not surprise me if most of that 52% was white as well.

    Most people who immediately strike me as among the most stupid in the room are invariably white.
    "I don't have data in front of me..." Suzianne

    You don't say...(sarcasm).

    Do you have anything of substance to contribute? (rhetorical question)
  13. SubscriberAThousandYoung
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    03 Feb '18 17:45
    Originally posted by @joe-shmo
    "Britain:
    5 official languages
    Large Asian and black minorities."

    Britain is 80% White!

    Belgium is more that 80%White! Hint: 23% non-Belgium, is not at all 23% non white. You should read a little more than the first line of text when you google.
    The USA is 74% white. So what?
  14. Subscriberkmax87
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    03 Feb '18 17:55
    Originally posted by @athousandyoung
    The USA is 74% white. So what?
    Well apparently, that few extra percentage points of non white people's allows for a humungous wealth disparity of epic proportions. No if only you could expel that extra 6 or 7% non white people, like say to places like Mexico, you know not the few good people, no, the rapists and the other worst people and I'm sure once America is white again all that 1% wealth will flow to all the white people again and soon America will be at the top of this list.
  15. Subscriberjoe shmo
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    03 Feb '18 17:55
    Originally posted by @athousandyoung
    The USA is 74% white. So what?
    USA is 63.7% Caucasian
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