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Pros and Cons of Living in the USA

Posted in American culture, Politics, Social and Politics, USA by Curtis on 1/8/07


  • Virtually unprecedented freedom of speech and movement
  • Comparatively high standard and low cost of living
  • Low taxation
  • Lots of big cities, lots of wide-open spaces
  • Unique melting-pot culture


  • Not a fully functioning democracy; freedom of speech somewhat negated by corporatocratic media
  • High living standard results largely from cruel and ruthless exploitation of less-developed countries
  • Astronomical percentage of taxation goes to defense budget; substandard social spending (healthcare, etc.)
  • Heavy pollution and ineffectual land management policies
  • Cultural diversity undermined by Anglo-American patriotic rhetoric and culture of hero worship/consumerism

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  1. george said, on 3/22/07 at 11:43 am


  2. Curtis said, on 3/22/07 at 11:53 am

    …and yay.

  3. Serena said, on 2/15/08 at 7:47 pm

    You left out one major con, our healthcare.

  4. T said, on 3/9/08 at 10:24 am

    Hi, im from the uk, and really considering moving to the us, could you tell me what to look out for ?

    thanks T

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