EUROPE: BETTER ECONOMICALLY THAN THE USA.


 

SOCIAL DEMOCRACY DOES BETTER ECONOMICALLY THAN PLUTOCRACY:

WILL THE USA DEGENERATE AS ROME DID? OR ASCEND AS EUROPE DOES?

Abstract: The population of the USA has been lied to. European economic performance, as measured by the American plutocrats own perverse devices, is just as good, or even better than that of the USA.

And that is without counting the European welfare state, a form of economic activity which escapes measurement by GDP and PPP. The occasion is used to show why those measures come short.

Besides, Europe can defend herself. Whereas the USA seems hell bend to surrender to plutocracy, as antique Rome did, Europe has achieved what eluded Greece: unification through social democracy. So history will not repeat itself: this time, if plutocracy wants to fight it out, it will find the fight more than even.

Anyway, fasten seat belts, and get to know, among other things, that French GDP per hour worked, the highest in the world, vastly outperforms (by more than 20%!) American GDP per hour worked.

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THE USA IS OPTING FOR THE DARK SIDE OF ROME:

In recent decades, the USA has strayed further and further from the European cultural mainstream. It is as if the USA were trying to become the Dark Side of Rome, while Europe is opting for the Bright Side of unification under social democracy, which Greece never knew.

Now, of course, there were several versions of Rome, as the Greco-Roman collapsed down the mountain of Antique civilization into slavery, plutocracy, corruption and superstition.

The initial Rome, which lasted about 5 centuries, was an ascending civilization: it was always more economically, technologically, and democratically active. Then there was a transition period, which started around 300 BCE. At this point, republican Rome, or more exactly the Roman aristocracy, discovered that militarism was the most profitable industry, at least for them. Plutocracy started to gather momentum. For technical reasons related to the Punic wars, the plutocracy was able to go over some tipping point, when plutocracy, slavery and militarism seized power over the indebted People.

One can transpose the decay of Rome into plutocracy, and the present decay of the USA into plutocracy. Rome took about two centuries to get into irreversible plutocracy, but now, history evolves faster. Another difference is that, in the beginning, Rome decayed pretty much alone; it was the lone superpower. Right now, of course this is not the case: the USA is not the sole superpower, just militarily top heavy.

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SOCIAL DEMOCRACY RULES IN EUROPE:

When Corinth started a social revolution, Rome sent its legions, and destroyed the city. Rome knew that Athens, which had just fought Macedonia as an ally would join Corinth and revolt against plutocracy. And then, it meant, against Rome. Now plutocracy means the USA and its greed obsessed barackudas.

Greece, weakened by two centuries of Macedonia’s fascist occupation was weak when Rome betrayed her. Greece could not defend her tradition of social democracy (or at least of anti-plutocratic rule, which even Sparta acquiesced to). Fortunately, right now, Europe is not weak. Contrarily to legend, she is plenty strong enough to fight any enemy.

Following the English revolutions and French revolutions of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with their universal aims: Equality, Fraternity, Liberty, or death, Europe has opted, and succeeded to do, what antique democratic Greece never did, or, more exactly never had the time to do (because Thebes, Corinth and Athens were crushed by Macedonian fascism, and, later Roman fascism): learn from its mistakes, and transmogrify.

Verily, "Liberty or Death" has become the motto of modern Greece.

Europe, by herself, produces more than 30% of world GDP, and has extremely dynamic socio-political institutions, continually morphing according to the deepest principles of the European enlightenment (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, but also: Liberty Or Death).

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FINANCIAL SLAVERY: THE AMERICAN WAY:

Meanwhile, the USA is quickly becoming irrelevant as it sinks under the weight of financial corruption. Bankers, in the fractional reserve system, are entrusted with creating public money. So they are, in truth, all too well rewarded civil servants. And how do they reward us in return? With 29% interest rates (enough for arrest in older times), and stealing all the money to build their casino in the sky, generator of fake profits to create all too real profit to their ilk, and to justify their bonuses.

Thus it is not all about corruption. The financial system itself, by entrusting self interested parties who are unelected and unregulated, has allowed all of finance to be diverted away from the real economy, towards nothingness, in the service of a new aristocracy of thieves.

This is understood a bit better in Europe than in the USA, hence the insistence of the Franco-British-German leaders to do something about it. If the USA insists instead to stay friendly and welcoming to the thieves, one can expect an ever deeper rift with Europe. And, on the face of it, it’s not the criminally high quantity of nuclear warheads the USA has piled up, that will save it, anymore than Rome’s military might saved it from its own army (which overwhelmed the plutocracy, starting with the African born emperor Septimus Severus).

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AMERICAN PLUTOCRACY LIES ABOUT THE EUROPEAN ECONOMY:

In the USA the so called Republicans and so called democrats are united in their deliberate distortions of what Europe has achieved. In a nutshell, Europe is richer and more democratic than the USA at this point.

OK, this has to be qualified according to which part of Europe one looks at. The European Union started with Franco-Germania, and its historical satellites (Italia and Benelux). By itself, Franco-Germania is about half of the USA in raw economic power. Two decades later, the initial core of six countries was extended to Britannia. Then the fascist regimes supported by the USA (Greece, Portugal, Espana) fell to the European Union, and its social democracy. Then the Union expanded to the east, as Stalinism melted away. Nevertheless, the western part of the European Union, the EU15, is dominated by the big four, Germania, Francia, Britannia and Italia. So, when one compares the USA to something European, one should compare it to them, not to Slovakia , Bulgaria or the Baltics (recent members of the EU in full ascendance, but still far behind the EU 15).

A lie of American propaganda has been that the European Union, in recent decades, has been doing worse than the USA, in terms of GDP. We are happy to report that this is not true. In truth, European share of world GDP has not gone down. This is happening, in spite of the fact that Europeans are beyond GDP as a measure of achievement, whereas American plutocrats are obsessed by it, since it measures how rich they are getting.

Paul Krugman discovered this subject recently, and wrote about it in his blog and a New York Times editorial. "Despite what [American ignorant self obsessed] conservatives claim, Europe has a successful economy and a social democracy that works."

Remember that Krugman started his public life in his twenties, shoulder to shoulder with the plutocratic Larry Summers in the Reagan administration, which was busy deregulating Savings and Loans, dismantling the American government, and exporting American industry abroad. So Krugman’s words carry some weight, those of a man who served the Dark Side, and has seen some light.

What Krugman just dared to talk about is what I have been saying for years: American economists (or should we say propagandists?) have been lying for years, or letting pundits lie in their name, which is the same.

See Annex for extensive quotes from Krugman, not that any of the material there will surprise those familiar with these pages. Basically Krugman exposes the following facts:

1) European GDP is as performing as American GDP.

2) European employment is as performing as American employment, except fewer children and seniors work there.

3) French productivity per hour is equivalent to the American one. On this one Krugman is WRONG: French productivity per hour is the BEST IN THE WORLD AND MORE THAN 20% ABOVE THAT OF THE USA. See reasoning just below, exposing more American plutocratic perversity.

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PLUTOCRATIC PROPAGANDA HAS MANY SERVANTS:

And Krugman to draw a little moral:

"So why do we get such a different picture from many pundits? Because according to the prevailing economic dogma in this country — and I’m talking here about many Democrats as well as essentially all Republicans — European-style social democracy should be an utter disaster. And people tend to see what they want to see."

It is true that people see what they want to see: most input in the visual system is re-entrant. And this happens even for conceptual evidence: the brain talks to the brain, and is happy that way. Similarly pundits in the USA talk to themselves, and are happy that way: America grows in their minds, as it shrinks in reality.

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LIES MAKE THE PLUTOCRACY OF THE USA LOOK GOOD: THE PPP LIE, THE GDP LIE:

By the way, officially the three highest productivity per hour countries in the world are the USA, Norway, and… France. Within a few cents of each other. But numbers, as macerated by USA propaganda, are not even what they seem. No, this is not an allusion to the fact tremendous oil and gas production in the USA and Norway boost USA and Norway GDPs. (Trinidad and Tobago ranks seventh in productivity per hour, thanks to oil, at US $ 32.43, just ahead of Great Britain at US $ 32.)

Poor France having nearly no gas and oil, is reduced to earn her keep with some of the world’s very best cars, rockets, helicopters, high speed trains, nuclear power plants, Airbuses, and the world’s largest public and water works private companies, etc.

Now Norway and France are welfare states. And that is what allows most of the cheat. Officially, the USA productivity is 36.88 US dollars per hour worked, and France $35.01. But this evaluation is at Price Purchase Parity (PPP). PPP is an invention of American right wing economists (that is 99.9% of those with jobs). PPP is designed to make Americans feel good about themselves. It works very well, putting the American population of self satisfied pundits to sleep.

This is how PPP lies: it looks at a basket of goods defined by people who want to believe the USA is on top. So they select goods which are in the so called "primary sector of the economy". Like stuff made in China and sold in the USA without Added Value Tax (17.5% in France, Britain, Germany, Italy). Of course the goods a welfare state such as France produce are not in the primary, but in the tertiary sector of the economy: FREE healthcare, FREE schools and universities, subsidized public transportation, etc. Whereas PPP measures what the Added Value Tax makes, in Europe, (deliberately) expensive, and not what really matters.

With the PPP cheat, France’s GDP is 2.1 trillion US dollars, a number USA propagandists love to use, which puts French GDP below the Russian one. But, in truth, as it is, French GDP is 2.9 trillion US dollars, in fifth position.

To have a welfare state in fifth position in World GDP, just behind another European welfare state, Germany, is intolerable suffering for American propagandists.

All the more since France and Germany are basically united at the hip (having the same currency, and same plenty of things, and less border controls than Nevada and California with each other, plus the fact each other polices can pursue in the other’s territory, a faculty California and Nevada are deprived of!) Together, as they should be counted, France and Germany have about half of the GDP of the USA. Adding their immediate satellites, all welfare states, one gets about the GDP of the USA itself.

(Traditionally, to make France look weaker, overseas French departments are not counted by American "economists" in French GDP either, although more French are living there than in Hawai’i and Alaska combined, and although the 4 million Porto Ricans are counted in USA GDP; a referendum about not being a French department, but something more autonomous, was rejected by Martinique on January 10 2009, by nearly 80%; same in Guyana).

In other words, traditional USA propaganda computation underestimates the French productivity per hour by more than 20%! So the French productivity per hour is 20% ABOVE that of the USA. (This much higher productivity is precisely why France (with Europe in tow)has been able to overtake the USA in large civilian airplane construction, in spite of the undervalued US dollar).

When statistics lie, and one has to correct for the obvious lies. As it is GDP, Gross Domestic Product, is another lie. GDP UNDERESTIMATES EUROPEAN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, PRECISELY BECAUSE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IS SO WELFARE ORIENTED. It is a bit the same phenomenon as with PPP: measuring only what pleases the plutocrat, whereas Europe wants to please the People. What the GDP statistics show is what the American right wingers measure. And they have a shrunk, exploitative view of man. They live off it.

Entire sectors of the USA style economy are stunted in Europe, precisely because of European Welfare. American right wingers (and that is most of the USA) live, and live very well, from being opinion servants to these sectors. Whereas Europe stunts the plutocratic sectors by design.

An example: American co-pays on an American gold plated health insurance are roughly the same as direct payments of most medical drugs and medical services in France. So the contributions to GDP from these sectors are much smaller, in France. And of course the European private health insurance sector is stunted. European drug companies still have plenty of money to do research, because European law suppresses their marketing and advertizing spending (another USA high GDP sector).

Similarly, when Europeans take high speed trains, they contribute much less to GDP than American stuck in the fumes of their cars in traffic jams.

GDP DOES NOT MEASURE EFFICIENCY AND THE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX. When those are integrated, France, for example, does even better. When they retire early, Frenchmen do not sit on their hands in front of their TV. They typically belong to countless associations which are active, economically active, all over society. French law protects retirement contributions, so French retirees are one of the richest segments of society.

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PLURIPOTENT EUROPE:

Europe, though is a much more open, much more diversified society than the USA. Appreciation and preservation of diversity is the lesson racist fascism taught Europe. (Even at the end of Nazism, the Nazis had to not just tolerate, but also appreciate diversity: many a SS was not a German at all!)

With 27 nations in the European Union diversity, and how to keep it that way, is the European way. The European Union means that, often one can see hordes of tourists coming down from buses, and, although they look Europeans, one does not know which language they speak (the part of the EU in the east, with its various mysterious languages, has more than 100 million people; soon the EU is to become 28 with Croatia, and Iceland should not be far behind; Serbia has also applied to the EU).

All this diversity makes Europe ever more clever.

The proof of European economic superiority is in the high reproduction rate of the indigenous population: high HDI countries reproduce more, as France does, whereas the USA grows mostly from immigration and reproduction of recent immigrants. This immigration is nearly forced: permanent resident permits are distributed by lottery.

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EUROPE IS UNDERGOING A PHILOSOPHICAL METAMORPHOSIS:

One may hope that the USA will not fall much deeper into the plutocratic mesmerization. Indeed, differently from Rome, the USA is facing a greater power, Europe, functioning according to a new and deeper philosophy of civilization.

Antique Rome was not that lucky: the vicious Roman plutocracy was able to crush social democracy, and even civilization, in Numantia, Carthage, and Greece, within a handful of years. After that civilization was condemned to be devoured by plutocracy and slavery.

Finally the mostly foreign mercenaries and their children or grandchildren, who made the Roman army, rebelled against plutocracy, and allied with superstition, to install a grotesque theocracy which dismantled civilization (this episode is known as the Dark Ages). The Franks, long opposed to superstition, wiped the whole thing out, in 486 CE in the West, and 1204 CE in the Orient (fall of Constantinople, the Oriental Roman empire).

The USA is not in the position Rome was. But, of course, Rome did not start that way. It experienced tremendous military expansion between 300 BCE and 200 BCE, while colossal personal debt removed the power of the Roman People, and while slavery made Roman citizens destitute.

The role of slavery is now that played by "globalization"; the plutocracy does not need slaves, since it has the Chinese. The tremendous military expansion is now that of the military budgets of the USA (greater than the rest of the world combined), while a conflict in the middle of Eurasia is carefully tended to, in the apparent hope that it will blossom into something useful.

So we will see. Plutocracy against social democracy; this time the fight is fairer than last time. This time the philosophical revolution did not wait centuries to occur. This time the brand new philosophy, that of diversity of peoples who have not been submitted, unified together, is fighting it off, with what we saw all too well 23 centuries ago already.

PA

https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/

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Annex on KRUGMAN BEING WRONG ABOUT THE EURO: This blog is no Krugman cult: I rather approve of him when he approves of my observations. Krugman is anxious to show he is not deifying Europe by insisting he disapproves of the Euro. To which I reply:

The Euro a mistake? How Americano centric to think so. I guess a European war every now and then would be much better, as far as Americano centrics are concerned.

France and Germany have decided to unite, for a huge numbers of reasons, and prime of them being that nothing else makes better sense. Then, of course, they needed a common currency. So here is a super power in the middle of Europe (with their immediate satellites, France and Germany are nearly the size of the USA).

Countries around this superpower have then to join the Euro. Go explain to Montenegro that it would have been better to adopt the US dollar as its own currency. Montenegro adopted the Euro unilaterally instead (without consulting with the ECB).

The Eurozone is obviously coping better with the Great Recession than the USA. For example, the unemployment rate in Germany is 20% less than in the USA. Germany is leading in renewable energy. France is piling up colossal investment projects, such as nuclear plants, high speed train lines, and university infrastructure.

That Greece or Ireland have problems, and whether the Eurozone will create a moral hazard by punishing them not is an entirely different problem: the threat to civilization is coming from American bankers, and the weakness of the morally clueless and economically misled White House. A few Barackudas swimming in the verbiage do not an economy make.

The Eurozone is a fortress of common sense. Iceland, in its despair, begged to be let in, for protection. Iceland was told to apply to the European Union first, and then we would see whether they satisfy the requirements for the Euro. So it is: Iceland applied to the EU. And what is the big problem now? Icelanders want to keep on assassinating whales, and Europeans want to forbid that. This puts things in perspective.

To say one is against the Euro is to say one is for European wars and European weakness. The rest is details.

Krugman still has to learn that eco-nomy means house-management. And the first thing in managing a house well, is not to set fire to it.

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Annex on Krugman sort of repeating what I have repeated myself for years: the AMERICAN PLUTOCRATIC VISION OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC EUROPEAN PERFOMANCE IS PERVERTED AND PERVERSE:

"…there is much wailing and rending of garments among conservatives… Even calmer conservatives have been issuing dire warnings that Obamacare will turn America into a European-style social democracy. And everyone knows that Europe has lost all its economic dynamism. Strange to say, however, what everyone knows isn’t true. Europe has its economic troubles; who doesn’t?

But the story you hear all the time — of a stagnant economy in which high taxes and generous social benefits have undermined incentives, stalling growth and innovation — bears little resemblance to the surprisingly positive facts. The real lesson from Europe is actually the opposite of what conservatives claim: Europe is an economic success, and that success shows that social democracy works.

Actually, Europe’s economic success should be obvious even without statistics. For those Americans who have visited Paris: did it look poor and backward? What about Frankfurt or London?… the statistics confirm what the eyes see.

It’s true that the U.S. economy has grown faster than that of Europe for the past generation. Since 1980 — when our politics took a sharp turn to the right, while Europe’s didn’t — America’s real G.D.P. has grown, on average, 3 percent per year. Meanwhile, the E.U. 15 — the bloc of 15 countries that were members of the European Union before it was enlarged to include a number of former Communist nations — has grown only 2.2 percent a year. America rules!

Or maybe not. All this really says is that we’ve had faster population growth. Since 1980, per capita real G.D.P. — which is what matters for living standards — has risen at about the same rate in America and in the E.U. 15: 1.95 percent a year here; 1.83 percent there."

Actually American right wingers are lying about many things European, and GDP is one of them. They claim that it is going down in relative numbers. But, in truth, in spite of the rise of China, India, Japan, Brazil, etc. European GDP did not go down that much: it went from 40% of world GDP say in 1970 to more than 30% now.

And Krugman to observe, what I have said already long ago:

In 2008, 80 percent of adults aged 25 to 54 in the E.U. 15 were employed (and 83 percent in France). That’s about the same as in the United States. Europeans are less likely than we are to work [for profit] when young or old, but is that entirely a bad thing?

And Europeans are quite productive, too: they work fewer hours, but output per hour in France and Germany is close to U.S. levels…

So why do we get such a different picture from many pundits? Because according to the prevailing economic dogma in this country — and I’m talking here about many Democrats as well as essentially all Republicans — European-style social democracy should be an utter disaster. And people tend to see what they want to see."

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Annex on EUROPEAN DEFENSE:

The British nuclear strike force, from Trident submarines, is enough to defend all of Europe. The French nuclear submarines (which are French designed and made, and equivalent to Trident class) and French nuclear aviation and rockets form an even larger deterrent, with more than 400 thermonuclear warheads, enough to level a few of the largest countries simultaneous. Why more, when this is plenty enough.

Whereas the nuclear defense system of the USA is in violation of the spirit and letter of international treaties on nuclear disarmament (with 9,000 warheads for the USA). So is the Russian one. These enormous sizes and commensurate violations are actually a threat to world safety, because they prevent a total ban on nuclear weapons to proceed as desired.

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Now to prove that French economic performance has been twice better over the period 1950 to 2008 than that of the USA:

PPP CONVERTED GDP PER HOUR, 2008, US dollars:

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GDP
per hour 2008 
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1

United States

36.88

2

Norway

36.38

3

France

35.01

4

Luxembourg

34.84

5

Belgium

34.22

6

Netherlands

33.69

7

Trinidad and Tobago

32.43

8

United Kingdom

32.10

9

Austria

31.78

10

Ireland

30.28

11

Sweden

30.13

12

Germany

29.74

13

Finland

29.27

14

Denmark

29.25

15

Italy

29.14

16

Australia

28.55

17

Canada

27.85

18

Switzerland

27.13

19

Hong Kong

25.63

20

Japan

25.56

21

Iceland

25.29

22

Spain

23.24

23

Estonia

21.70

24

Taiwan

21.53

25

New Zealand

20.77

26

Singapore

19.85

27

Greece

19.69

28

Slovenia

19.31

29

Cyprus

18.52

30

South Korea

18.50

31

Slovakia

18.08

32

Malta

17.35

33

Portugal

16.03

34

Argentina

15.54

35

Venezuela

15.52

36

Latvia

14.95

37

Lithuania

14.40

38

Chile

13.91

39

Turkey

13.65

40

Czech Republic

12.85

41

Poland

12.33

42

Hungary

12.32

43

Barbados

11.80

44

Bulgaria

10.09

45

Mexico

9.19

46

Colombia

9.04

47

Brazil

7.19

     
     
     

SITUATION IN 1950:

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GDP
per hour 1950

1

United States

11.93

2

Venezuela

10.80

3

Canada

9.62

4

Australia

8.73

5

Switzerland

8.68

6

Luxembourg

7.93

7

Hong Kong

7.51

8

United Kingdom

7.35

9

Netherlands

6.96

10

Sweden

6.78

11

Denmark

6.72

12

Argentina

5.99

13

Belgium

5.83

14

Norway

5.78

15

France

5.13

16

Chile

5.04

17

Italy

4.54

18

West Germany

4.36

19

Finland

4.03

20

Mexico

3.80

21

Austria

3.57

22

Ireland

3.47

23

USSR

3.26

24

Peru

3.04

25

Colombia

2.95

26

Spain

2.52

27

Greece

2.43

28

Portugal

2.18

29

Japan

2.17

30

Brazil

2.11

Patrice Ayme

https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/

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2 Responses to “EUROPE: BETTER ECONOMICALLY THAN THE USA.”

  1. Paul Handover Says:

    Patrice, could you provide a reference for your statement regarding GDP per capita comparing France to the US? A quick web search revealed:

    IMF

    US $47,440, France $34,205

    World Bank
    US $46,716, France $34,045

    CIA Fact Book

    US $47,500, France $33,300

    Averaging them out, the figures become:

    US $47,219, France $33,850 which I calculate as being 28% ahead of France.

    P.

    Paul Handover

    January 22, 2010 at 15:09

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    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      Hello Paul:
      The numbers you quoted use PPP, which should stand for:
      PPP = Pathetic Propaganda Ploy.

      That may be the problem with quick web search: no reading the fine print. Basically what these people do is to convert the Euro at one dollar. In truth, it is worth 1.42 dollar.

      By the way I do not need a long lesson from American economists about the fact that PPP is supposed to stand for Price Purchase Parity. I know this, and I know the cheats inside the computation. Math PhDs can compute too, it’s not just all abstraction. The PPP computation, among other things, ignore the 19% AVT.

      Anybody living half and half, as I do, can certify that French parents of working age are living WAY better than their American equivalents.

      I published related numbers a while ago on my site in the article above under https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2010/01/12/europe-better-economically-than-the-usa/, where I explained the various propaganda ploys used to underestimate the French GDP, which is crucial to hypnotize Americans into believing that their system works better (it does not). It seems to work very well: mainstream US economist love to say that France’s global GDP is two-thirds of what it really is, and they believe it.

      Here are the number of GDP per capita in 2008, untouched, source World Bank (an organism US controlled; CIA and IMF have similar numbers):

      Country US$
      1 Luxembourg 111,240
      2 Norway 94,354
      3 Switzerland 64,015
      4 Ireland 63,185
      5 Denmark 62,333
      6 Iceland 52,557
      7 Netherlands 52,322
      8 Sweden 52,058
      9 Finland 51,062
      10 Austria 49,900
      11 Australia 47,498

      12 United States 46,716
      13 Belgium 46,487
      14 France 45,982

      15 Germany 44,471
      16 United Kingdom 43,089
      17 Canada 42,031

      18 Japan 38,443
      19 Italy 38,310
      20 Singapore 37,598
      21 Spain 35,204
      22 Greece 31,749
      — Hong Kong 30,864

      23 New Zealand 30,618
      24 Equatorial Guinea 28,103
      25 Israel 27,299
      26 Slovenia 26,780
      27 Portugal 22,842
      28 Czech Republic 20,761
      29 The Bahamas 20,699
      30 South Korea 19,115
      31 Saudi Arabia 18,973
      32 Trinidad and Tobago 17,865
      33 Slovakia 17,566
      34 Estonia 17,223
      35 Libya 15,921
      36 Croatia 15,636
      37 Hungary 15,409
      38 Latvia 14,909
      39 Antigua and Barbuda 14,318
      40 Lithuania 14,097
      41 Poland 13,823
      42 Russia 11,339
      43 Venezuela 11,230
      44 Saint Kitts and Nevis 10,981
      45 Turkey 10,746
      46 Mexico 10,212
      47 Chile 10,112
      48 Gabon 9,968
      49 Uruguay 9,654
      50 Seychelles 9,649
      51 Romania 9,301
      — World 9,054
      52 Palau 8,953
      53 Kazakhstan 8,436
      54 Brazil 8,400
      55 Argentina 8,236
      56 Montenegro 7,266
      57 Malaysia 7,222
      58 Lebanon 6,924
      59 Mauritius 6,819
      60 Serbia 6,811
      61 Botswana 6,809
      62 Panama 6,802
      63 Costa Rica 6,592
      64 Bulgaria 6,546
      65 Belarus 6,229
      66 Grenada 6,046
      67 Saint Lucia 5,950
      68 South Africa 5,685
      69 Jamaica 5,604
      70 Suriname 5,594
      71 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 5,442
      72 Colombia 5,441
      73 Iran 5,353
      74 Azerbaijan 5,331
      75 Algeria 5,061
      76 Dominica 4,979
      77 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4,891
      78 Macedonia 4,673
      79 Dominican Republic 4,655
      80 Angola 4,628
      81 Peru 4,420
      82 Belize 4,403
      83 Fiji 4,206
      84 Maldives 4,060
      85 Namibia 4,051
      86 Albania 3,912
      87 Ecuador 3,901
      88 Ukraine 3,899
      89 Tunisia 3,891
      90 Armenia 3,873
      91 Thailand 3,869
      92 Turkmenistan 3,634
      93 El Salvador 3,606
      94 Cape Verde 3,469
      95 Jordan 3,389
      96 China, People’s Republic of 3,264
      97 Republic of the Congo 2,960
      98 Georgia 2,932
      99 Samoa 2,884
      100 Guatemala 2,851
      101 Morocco 2,765
      102 Marshall Islands 2,655
      103 Syria 2,601
      104 Paraguay 2,566
      105 Tonga 2,548
      106 Vanuatu 2,482
      107 Indonesia 2,254
      108 Swaziland 2,242
      109 Micronesia 2,222
      110 Sri Lanka 2,020
      111 Mongolia 1,998
      112 Egypt 1,998
      113 Bhutan 1,979
      114 Honduras 1,944
      115 Philippines 1,848
      116 Bolivia 1,722
      117 Moldova 1,665
      118 Guyana 1,517
      119 Sudan 1,414
      120 Nigeria 1,402
      121 Kiribati 1,358
      122 Solomon Islands 1,276
      123 Papua New Guinea 1,267
      124 Cameroon 1,239
      125 Nicaragua 1,162
      126 Yemen 1,153
      127 Côte d’Ivoire 1,138
      128 Zambia 1,135
      129 São Tomé and Príncipe 1,085
      130 Senegal 1,082
      131 India 1,069
      132 Vietnam 1,053
      133 Djibouti 1,032
      134 Uzbekistan 1,023
      135 Pakistan 1,014
      136 Kenya 896
      137 Mauritania 894
      138 Kyrgyzstan 838
      139 Laos 838
      140 Comoros 824
      141 Lesotho 805
      142 Benin 772
      143 Chad 756
      144 Tajikistan 752
      145 Haiti 711
      146 Ghana 691
      147 Mali 688
      148 Cambodia 652
      149 Burkina Faso 523
      150 Bangladesh 521
      151 Tanzania 483
      152 The Gambia 471
      153 Madagascar 470
      154 Uganda 459
      155 Rwanda 459
      156 Timor-Leste 454
      157 Mozambique 447
      158 Central African Republic 446
      159 Nepal 442
      160 Togo 438
      161 Guinea 434
      162 Niger 366
      163 Sierra Leone 352
      164 Eritrea 332
      165 Ethiopia 329
      166 Malawi 299
      167 Guinea-Bissau 273
      168 Liberia 230
      169 Democratic Republic of the Congo 181
      170 Burundi 145

      Patrice Ayme

      January 23, 2010 at 11:00
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