yes, pasta, canada needs to continue to develop its social consciousness.
Agreed. With or without God
Anyway, it seems that South America is leading the way, though Sweden and Denmark have been both positive and cautionary examples.
I hold out hope that 'Murca may begin to wise up: Chomsky always emphasizes that we in the NorthWestern hemispheres don't have a realistic sense of time when it comes to societies growing up. He uses abolitionism/civil rights and women's rights as examples, each of which was two hundred years or so of organised struggle, to get to the point we're at now.
Anyway, the socialism/capitalism thing is a bit of a red herring, IMO. The issue is democracy vs totalitarianism, and I don't mean just the opportunity to vote for well-heeled tools of business once every four years when I use the 'D" word.