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Quiz

What do New Jersey and Russia, Colorado and Finland, and Texas and Canada have in common?

Click below to find the answer.


Answer: equal GDPs

gdp-map.jpg

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Atlantic Monthly blogger Mathew Yglesias makes a good observation after looking at this map:

Note that Iran, allegedly about to embark on a campaign of world domination, has the same approximate level of economic output as Alabama. Elsewhere in the region, Saudi Arabia is like Tennessee, Israel is like Oregon, and Turkey is like Washington. I don’t like Alabama’s odds in a big for hegemony against those three. Puts things in perspective.

Map from http://strangemaps.wordpress.com

 

2 Responses to “Quiz”


  1. 1 logan

    Thanks for that. There should be alot of those maps of the US that compare different things: waste produced, per capita income, fuel consumed, happiness, etc.

  2. 2 Jeb

    I’d also like to see a GNH—gross national happiness—comparison. I recently learned that that term was coined by the king of Bhutan, in the 1970s. It’s a pretty radical departure in thinking—weighting a thing like happiness over economic growth. I wonder if there’s any relationship between GDP and GNH.

    It would be a pretty subjective thing to compare between countries, but I’d be curious nonetheless.

    As for waste produced, well, I don’t think we need a map to know that we’re number one. Sadly.

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