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Shazam July 26th, 2015 4:59pm

How is this possible: Compared to the US, Singaporeans live longer although they have socialized medicine, and have lower murder/violent crime rates although they are not allowed to own guns. Are they further along the human evolutionary spectrum?

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Aliggan China and Florida
07/26/15 11:12 pm

Progress and evolution is never an improvement, it is merely a change suited towards a certain environment.

07/27/15 12:05 pm

Yeah, I had to answer "something else" to these, just because of the weird evolution misconception.

ThomG25 Texas
07/26/15 9:26 pm

Their healthcare system is probably one of the most market oriented and interesting I've ever seen. They are also regarded as one of the most economically free countries in the world according to the Heritage Foundation. How ironic.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
07/26/15 6:42 pm

Second highest execution rate in the world, compulsory military service, and let's not forget those mobile canning patrols whacking you for littering. Are we going to pick and choose what methods made this such a grander place?

jlong105 Indiana
07/26/15 1:56 pm

5.4 million people compared to 318.9 million. It's easier to control a McDonald's restaurant than run the whole corporation.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
07/26/15 1:41 pm

You give up a lot of freedom to live in Singapore. If that's your thing, I would suggest moving. But for all it's benefits, I prefer the freedom we have here.

07/26/15 1:41 pm

They are a homogenous population

bringstheeagle Colorado
07/26/15 12:34 pm

Propaganda - this cannot be true. Merica!!!!! Is the greatest country on earth. Lol. {sarcasm for those who don't know me}.

BusinessJustin Tamriel
07/26/15 12:25 pm

No, I don't believe these stats are really that important.

rons Thanks America
07/26/15 11:06 am

There are only a few thousand and they are rich. Don't chew gum is one reason. They'll beat you if you do.

FLAmerican Pensacola
07/26/15 10:15 am

We subsidize their existence, and they have a different culture.

tsd715 New York City
07/26/15 10:06 am

Only one of the many places universal healthcare and gun control are shown to work. Let's catch up with the rest of the first world America!