To Yeshuafollower :
I've been here/USA for almost 40 years and couldn't agree with you more. Many expats in US often said in VN there are "Laws of Jungle", but not many mentioned about the "Jungle of Laws" in USA, which basically the same, many with intention to rob the poor, the uneducated.
In term of economy, VN has "Central Economy Policy", created and control by Gov./Party in almost every aspects. In USA, the economy is control by the FED (or should I used the word "manipulate" to be more exact) and by the few individuals.
In politics, VN has only one party, which the USA has 2 main parties (Dem. & Repub.), but it's like 2 sides of a coin - control by an owner. The parties may have some differences in principle, and basically for the last 60 yrs. are the same. The USA has been up & down for decades, but the direction is keep going down in term of quality of life.