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Which country has 2nd largest social welfare system in the world?

Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: Def yay, statistics

"Pakistan has the largest charity culture.."

Charity cultures are misleading.

Burma(myanmar) has extremely high charity giving overall, but when you break the stats down you find that 85%+ goes to organised religion and only 8% is individual acts of charity (I'm not sure how these stats are derived)

The result is that lots of poor people want their kids in monastaries, etc because it means they get looked after, whilst the poor are shafted overall (and the rich pretend not to see things). It also gives the theocracy a vast amount of political power - increasingly so now the military govt is all but gone (but not the people within it).

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