Therefore what? We superior Americans can't learn from them inferior Norwegians?
Never mind the very massive double standard: One standard with respect to the economic success of Norway, which conservatives deny such that the US could not learn from them, but another standard with with respect to the economic success of Singapore or Hong Kong, which conservatives exalt such that the US could learn from them. That is, in "with a population much less than half of my LA Basin and very uniform ethnic and educational backgrounds Norway and the US are about is incomparable as you can get" we can replace the much more liberal and progressive and socialist "Norway" with the much less liberal and progressive and socialist "Singapore" or "Hong Kong".........Ooops! Inconsistency City in terms of what conservatives are willing to accept!
Imagine some Chinese communist taking up your "logic" and arguing that democracy can't be made to work in China because China's population is just too big.
said, especially all the parts about how much more superior the economic success of the Scandinavian countries is in comparison to that of the US, especially Norway - if the US had Norway's economic success, our economy would be TWICE as large as it presently is. (Yes, yes, I know: The economic success of these very socialist and capitalist countries of Scandinavia most especially Norway sticks in the conservative craw, but too bad for the conservative craw.)
On Sun, Dec 23, 2012 at 1:11 AM, Wayne Bishop <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > "Adjusted for population" matters. With a population much less than half of > my LA Basin and very uniform ethnic and educational backgrounds Norway and > the US are about is incomparable as you can get. > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Norway > > Wayne > >> In reply to my message in this thread >> >> "Re: A Coordinator, A Facilitator, And An Educator Walk Into A Bar" >> http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7942438 >> >> in which I show, among other things, that via a link containing vast >> amounts of documentation that Haim's prior claims are wrong when he >> claims that US public school math education has collapse is utterly >> false, that the opposite is the case, Haim is above talking about my >> references to the Scandinavian countries, especially Norway, how each >> one of their per-capita nominal GDPs have for every one one of or >> almost every one one of (depending on the country) the past few >> decades been larger than and growing faster than that of the US, and >> how, according to the ongoing studies of which countries are best to >> live in terms of which ones have the highest levels of happiness >> according to the measurements of the studies, these Scandinavian >> countries, especially Norway, top the entire world. (Norway's >> per-capita nominal GDP is now around around $100,000 while that of the >> US is only a little under $50,000. The Norwegian economy is now >> roughly twice as large as the US economy, adjusted for population.) >> See >> >> "Moral economics -> world's highest living standard and greatest >> happiness" >> http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?messageID=7633652&tstart=0 >> >> for lots of details, complete with large amounts of documentation.