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If you consider the number of guns per capita how is it the crime rate is so low?How is crime rate be linked to guns per capita?
And as for what type of law would make Americans behave like the Swiss?
Canadianjoe wrote:And as for what type of law would make Americans behave like the Swiss?
Rugoz wrote:Could the political system be applied to the United States? With some adaptions yes (mostly regarding constitutional changes by ref/initiative), I'd say its pretty scalable. The switch to a consensus-based system could prove to be difficult though (mentality-wise).
[it looks nice] ...the same could be said about california though
Rugoz wrote:When you look at socioeconomic indicators switzerland is hardly much different from other northern european countries of similar size. However, it is significantly more business-friendly than its continental cousins, less taxes, less regulation, etc. (with some exceptions). On the downside life is arguably more stressful here.
It wouldn't work as well over here. The US has more minorities, who traditionally perform worse(though, it should be pointed up that when you grade America by race, rather than as a whole, we all outperform our foreign counterparts). It also means we have less social capital, less unity. Referendum would end up suffering over hear do to these disparities.
There's also the fact that Switzerland is highly localized by canton(sic?), meaning most of your decisions impact only a very local area.
I would assume the surplus of ski slopes and machine guns would make for a good time. What's the avg. IQ and median wealth/Gini coefficient?
Canadianjoe wrote:Average IQ in Switzerland is 101. And 10th worldwide.
Average IQ in US is 98. And 19th worldwide.
Rugoz wrote:Well, we don't have that kind of diversity for sure. Still we have 4 languages, and the french and italian part are culturally different than the german part. In other european countries this could be a source a permanent instability, take belgium as an example. The political system in switzerland is designed to be integrative and minority-friendly. Cantons and communities have great autonomy, all legislative chambers are elected by Proportional rep. (open party lists), the executive councils on all levels mostly include members from all parties, the seats in the federal council are given according to party strength and regional considerations (although elected by parliament).
Rugoz wrote:I see your point, but I wonder in what regard the american system is more compatible with diversity.
Rugoz wrote:I would not say that, no. We are still a nation after all.
Rugoz wrote:I would assume the surplus of ski slopes and machine guns would make for a good time. What's the avg. IQ and median wealth/Gini coefficient?
IQ? Are you one of those guys..
GINI is 0.276 (Denmark: 0.232, US: 0.381, OECD data)
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