2. We don't have American-style capitalism in this country.. yet.
3. But you wouldn't be able to understand 99.9 percent of what was being said to you if it was said in Dutch.
4. Americans are not particularly thrifty - nor have they ever been thrifty. A thing that a lot of Dutch have lost too over the last 10 years.
5. I can spot the difference between an American and a Dutchman from a couple of miles off.
6. I wonder in what way it is being used in the U.S.
7. With good reason.
9. I am under the impression that American toleration is not particularly existent given the nature of American Christian fundamentalism.
10. Correct on both counts.
4. I think that when you would compare the legal systems you would numerous differences. In France, for instance, one is guilty until proven innocent. The political systems also work differently.
5. Using Google Maps I can check out American towns from behind my desk. I don't see anything in the American spatial planning that looks even a bit like how we do things here.
6. Capitalism in Europe works very differently. For more information: check Rhineland Model, Social models and in the case of the Netherlands the Polder Model. Be sure to check out how European healthcare systems are ran.
9. But the way in which the system works differs from country to country. For instance Norway vs the Netherlands vs France. The Anglo-Saxon (American) Bachelor and Master model is very new and is only just making it's appearance in the European education system.