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Goldstein1984 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-13-09 08:32 PM
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5. If things keep going as well as they are here, we may be...
emulating them involuntarily before long.

I was sitting in a coffee shop recently, and I listened to two perfectly ordinary people discussing "the coming revolution." I joined their conversation, and I learned they were progressive liberals who had recently checked out of the Democratic Party because it wasn't Left enough for them. Since I did the same thing ten years ago, I welcomed them to the club. More and more people, I think, are wondering about quality of life.

As the analysis in this OP shows, our ideas about how good things are here might be based on some incorrect metrics.

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  -What are the sustainable countries we might want to emulate? GliderGuider  Dec-13-09 07:58 PM   #0 
  - I think I'll tough it out right here,thanks.  virgogal   Dec-13-09 08:01 PM   #1 
  - Island of Tanna (Pacific)  gimama   Dec-13-09 08:11 PM   #2 
  - Cuba eh?  yodoobo   Dec-13-09 08:18 PM   #3 
  - If things keep going as well as they are here, we may be...  Goldstein1984   Dec-13-09 08:32 PM   #5 
  - Nice analysis  Goldstein1984   Dec-13-09 08:20 PM   #4 
  - It's an example of the "enlightened despot" in real time  IrateCitizen   Dec-13-09 08:56 PM   #6 
  - Impressive work.  azul   Dec-13-09 09:16 PM   #7 
  - My fav is Samso the video.........  amerikat   Dec-13-09 09:17 PM   #8 
  - Kestrelland has a very low footprint, but only one citizen. Me.  kestrel91316   Dec-13-09 09:21 PM   #9 
  - How areyou fixed for beachfront?  pscot   Dec-13-09 09:36 PM   #10 
     - 10 miles away. But there's a way to get there on the bus if you have plenty of time.....  kestrel91316   Dec-13-09 09:42 PM   #11 
  - how many life changing innovations come out of countries like cuba?  paulsby   Dec-13-09 11:40 PM   #12 
  - For those allergic to Castro, there's always Colombia... nt  GliderGuider   Dec-14-09 04:41 AM   #13 
  - I don't think China really belongs on that list  GliderGuider   Dec-14-09 04:49 AM   #14 
  - If you are considering political subunits of larger states--  eridani   Dec-14-09 06:57 AM   #15 
  - Come to think of it--  eridani   Dec-14-09 07:01 AM   #16 
  - I agree about Kerala. It's a remarkable state.  GliderGuider   Dec-14-09 07:52 AM   #17 
  - Dropping US per capita GDP  TxRider   Dec-14-09 12:28 PM   #18 
     - I agree. That's why the world is hooped. nt  GliderGuider   Dec-14-09 12:32 PM   #19 

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