>>27936>Or you mean central Europe with its numerous high-paying jobs with strong tertiary education/apprenticeship networks and competent governance but where they take 2 hour lunchbreaks and the police beat you up if you jay-walk or litter because they have nothing to do? (no crime)
I would see no fault in this - IF it was true.
I live in Germany and while there are very wealthy people, there are also many many poor ones. Nearly 25% earn less than 10€ per hour.
Strong tertiary education? Here only a third gets into Uni. The others are deemed "too stupid" and no amount of money could change that.
While dumb Americans are allowed to laze around in school until they're 18, Germans who aren't blessed with good grades have to start to work after just 9th grade - meaning some are just 14 years old.
Nobody, really nobody, takes 2 hour lunch breaks. Most only do half an hour or eat at the desk / eat quickly while standing behind the builing they work in.
And not even the lovely old stereotype of jaywalkers being severely punished is true, instead the normal population has to take that matter into their own hands.
And don't even get me started on "muh low crime"; here literal rapists get zero jail time, only probation - but hey, at least our criminals aren't treated as inhumane as american ones. /s
To all americans who love to whine about us getting free education without informing themselves on how our education system really works: YOU, would have never even made it into a german (or any european) university.
If who gets to study isn't decided by "who/whose parents can afford to pay for tuition", then why aren't there more people in Uni??? Hm, maybe it's because they really only let in the best ones?
In germany you go to primary school until 4th grade, then the teachers divide you into 3 groups: the stupd ones - who go to school til 9th grade and then usually end up in some low pay physical job, the "normal" ones and the good ones, who are the only ones who are allowed into high school and then maybe into uni… Post too long. Click here to view the full text.