Prices of USA versus Planet Earth I hate to say it; however with this recent visit to the USA I have over-scrutinized my country. I love the USA, however I can tell I am taking my “wonder of it all glasses” off.
I was in the center of Fort Wayne, Indian the other day; a man dropped a handful of envelopes. Four of us stopped and helped him to pick them up as they slowly spread around the intersection, it was a good day. I have heard more please, thank you, hello; excuse me than I have heard in the last year of travel here in the USA.
However, what am I to say, the cost of lunch is 10 dollars, if I want to eat for 2 dollars it has become incredibly difficult to find.
What is bad about this?
If I want to buy a computer, socks, shampoo, then “Walmart Mentality” is truly a wonder of the planet. I can buy this type of product at half the price of anywhere on the planet. However if I want to buy a sandwich it is triple of the majority of the planet, however half of Europe.
The cost of homes is 10-100 times more than anywhere on the planet, it truly is easy to stay within a budget in an under-developed country.
The daily expenses in the USA, the idle sandwich, the “Starbucks Mentality” rules, the cost of casual purchases is out of control. The cost of Homes is out of control, the “Luxury Home Mentality“ rules, the cost of Automobiles is out of control, the “I need a Mercedes Mentality“ rules. The staple products are the cheapest on the planet, the shampoo, deodorant; for sure, “Walmart Mentality” is one of the greatest parts of the USA.
I have heard multiple times on the televisions, “The USA worker are the best on the planet.”
What kind of hokey crap is that, somehow they are saying the common worker is superior to a common worker in Asia? I feel like Hitler is up there preaching some type of we are the chosen race. Guess, what there is no chosen race, and for sure, the USA is not entitled to prosper.
The government of the USA encourages business to prosper better than any country on the planet, the first democracy on the planet is a great success. However arrogance is out of country, the meek shall rule the world.
As far as I am concerned, the "Starbucks Mentality" is the catastrophe, it a dysfunctional affliction causing the todays economic problem. (December 2008)