cultural myths and misery

S.K. Harrison skh23ca at
Fri Dec 7 03:41:39 EST 2001

> From: John Schinnerer

> > * standard of living in the conventional
> sense used by the UN to rate
> > countries
> Oooh, don't get me started ;-)

Okay, bad example. My point remains though--we
can determine "better" if we specify our inquiry,
rather than leaving it so broad that our question
is rendered meaningless.

> > * rates of crime, poverty, starvation, war
> > and insurrection, petty violence, birth and 
> > death
> We're hurtin' on a number of these right here
> in the USA, at least
> compared to most other "first world" nations.

Whether you are representing facts here or not, I
don't know, but you ain't speaking to my point,
as summarized above.


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