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It is certainly true that the United States has developed one of the world’s most successful academic systems — providing access to most students who wish to attend post secondary education at mass-access institutions, and also building many of the world’s best universities at the top. America does less well in graduating all of the students who enter the mass-access institutions. Further, the level of debt accrued by students, due to budget cuts and rising costs for tuition, has reached crisis proportions.
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 In the USA, where individuals have more control over public affairs, that influence is diluted, and ultimately it is not clear who controls what. In Europe and Japan, where individuals have little control over the institutions, that influence is much stronger. In emerging democracies that control is much greater.

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Capitalism has been controlling democracies since Athens invented both concepts 2,500 years ago. A dictator can afford to ignore rich people's demands, but a politician in a democratic country relies on money to get elected and then reelected, so s/he is under constant pressure to please the people who have the money. The influence of money has been pervasive and often obvious in all western countries since they became democratic, but there is a real danger that it escalates as the capitalist system becomes more and more efficient. The USA is the only country in which significant controls are in place to curb the power of a company (AT&T, then the largest company in the world, was forced to split, Bill Gates, then the richest man in the world, was forced to help his competitors compete against Microsoft, and countless penalties are slammed every year against companies that employ unfair business practices, and, most important, consumer groups are powerful, and laws encourage individuals to sue large companies). 
By comparison, neither Europe nor Japan have any mechanism to check the power of businesses: monopolies are routinely tolerated (and often subsidized by the government, particularly in France and Italy), there are virtually no consumer groups and laws discourage individuals from suing companies.


America Flag Wallpapers Collections
America Flag Wallpapers Collections

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America Flag Wallpapers Collections

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