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American Prosperity? GDP 31.8% in 2001- Down to 21.6% by 2011
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 22705145:MV8yMDY2OTI4XzM0Nzc4MzcxXzk5OUNCMThG] [quote:davvi:MV8yMDY2OTI4XzM0Nzc3OTA0X0YzNDM0NjQ3] i was reading an article aboout the major networks NOT reporting the gdp decline and the articles position was that the this was another incidence where the network protected Ovomit. probably partially correct but how many people's, including myself, eyes glaze over when the conversation turns to finance? this is what politicians depend on, an ignorant and ill-informed population who are lulled to accept anything by "free stuff." :obhide: [/quote] You do understand Bush was President from 2001 - 2008 right? [/quote]
Creating the illusion of economic growth is easy if you can print money. It’s a prank you can play on an entire country. Cut the value of the currency in half and the economy’s size will appear to double.
The only way to accurately measure changes in a nation’s economy is to do so relative to the world (see Notes for non-nerds below before protesting). According to the World Bank, the U.S. represented 31.8% of the world’s economic activity in 2001. By the end of 2011, that share had dropped to 21.6%, meaning America’s slice of the world economy is 32% smaller than it was a decade ago, and getting smaller every day. Note that America’s housing bubble did nothing to boost the U.S. on the global stage.
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Let's see how much the government can print this month and lie to us about how well we're all doing! Weeeeeeee
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