Originally Posted by Blart
The past 30 years of neoliberal capitalism are now socialist?
Just don't tell that to any Nordic countries, who have a higher GDP per capita than the USA, higher standard of living, higher happiness ratings, etc.
Per capita GDP is a pretty useless measure. Usually an indicator of tiny populations wedded to large scale resource developement. Qatar leads the world in per capita GDP by most measures. Should they be the model?
Norway's another popular example among people who like to make that argument. But let's get serious. Less than 5 million people, yet the world's 3rd largest exporter of oil. They're some offshore drillin' MFers. Easily lead the world in Per Capita Offshore Oil Rigs.
Is that the model?
The most amazing thing to me is when progressives want to couple their pie-slice measuring dependence with agrarian utopianism. In most cases, you can only have one or the other.