Thinking about it now it does seem silly to start a post that merely points people to the comments on a previous post, but to be frank I never knew my post Okay I admit it, I like the USA would generate so many responses. Most warm and positive, some extremely negative!
I've attempted to address all the comments, especially with regards to lax regulations, privatisation and world citizenship. Suffice to say I'm glad it's Saturday evening and I actually have time to do so! Feel free to join in the discussion, and to let me know why I don't know anything about economics or systems of government.