http://gma.yahoo.com/why-norwegians-millionaires-americans-paupers-141947333.html Norwegians aren't really millionaires. But they do set aside money from their oil income into a savings fund. They do not waste money on gov't handouts, or allow the money to discourage agriculture or manufacturing. They can only spend 4% of the fund per year, maximum. The average Norwegian, when you take the gov't fund and subtract gov't debt and obligations, a net worth of plus $140,000. The average American, when you take the gov't fund and subtract debt and obligations, owes $1.1 million. Bonus question: which government is doing a better job?