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Quite prosperous? The United States is more prosperous than just about every country in Europe.

I haven't seen figures. Got any?

Of course I've seen figures. Unlike you, I observe reality and then use reasoning to gain knowledge of the world around me.

GDP per capita:

Unfortunately, GDP per capita overstates the prosperity of countries with high levels of government spending, because it treats every dollar as if they are equivalent. So a dollar spent by a government bureaucrat is treated as equivalent to a dollar spent voluntarily on our own behalf. Still, GDP is better than nothing.
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