Originally Posted by Benzo
The system isn't perfect. Agreed but it is the same system that has given the world just about every relevant social, and technological advance over the last 50 years.
well, that's just completely wrong.
further, if we look back at the way the country was founded and the way the system worked in its formative years, and we add to that the way that it trampled on people and bent nature to its will, it is quite easy to see why it had such swift, massive and prosperous development. but those days are done, and that prospect is not available to other countries. the system is toppling in on itself, and the weak are being squeezed out.
it's not the same game as it was 50 years ago, let alone nearly 250 years ago when it was designed.