You keep on hearing about how the Europeans are the happiest people on earth and how the Europeans (and Canadians and Australians ) have the best health care system on earth, but still have you realized that how many Americans have moved to these places. Granted there is and will also be migration from
Although we may not have superior social services (like free health care, extensive vacation time, early retirement etc) but overall we are content with what we have and what we believe in. We can envy their systems but the trade off is low taxes on our part and the choice to choose our own health care and flexibility to change jobs and move around without bothering about different cultures and languages. As they say that the Grass is always greener on the other side of the pasture.