Wednesday, January 7, 2009

How spoiled are Americans?

The American standard of living has become so high that Americans seem to be unable to tell how good they have it.

The United States is embroiled in two wars, but the average American has no day-to-day experience of those wars. Could anyone in any other nation say the same? When the U.S. was involved in World War II, Americans could not buy cars or fancy clothes. The entire economy was dedicated to winning the war. Now America simply deficit spends while Americans are urged to go out and spend, spend, spend on whatever they can to "support the economy."

The United States is in a recession, but the average American lives like a king. Americans still pay for mobile phone service, premium television, luxury automobiles, and so many other luxuries that seem unthinkable to the "middle class" of many other nations.

What will it take for Americans to be able to realize what their own nation is doing?

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