Mucha Man wrote:Confuzius wrote:...Since Taiwan would fit into 41 of the 50 US states (ie smaller than 41 of the states) your comparison is insanely flawed.
Not at all. What has size got to do with it? Cities and even smaller municipalities often have local resident rates as well. What matters is the entirely arbritrary political divisions within a country and not their relative size compared to others.
It has everything to do with it. Many of the discounts in the US are state wide, so actually the residents within an area of about 5-10 times the size of Taiwan have to pay a different price than everyone else on the planet.
If you think the US resident prices being different are wrong too, well, thats another thing.