Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: more jobs
Come on, GDP doesn't measure anything but general economic activity, with absolutely no connection to any living breathing entity. An empire as large as the US, with its massively bloated military industrial complex will invariably produce inflated GDP figures, relative to smaller non-military nations. A better measure would be to factor in quality of life indicators like health, crime, pollution, family breakdown, etc. http://redefiningprogress.org/projects/gpi/
So I wasn't engaging in hyperbole as much as simply stating that I don't find your measurement criteria as an acceptable index. In addition, I pointed out that since all three nations have experimented with various degrees of trade liberalization over the past thirty years, that it would be difficult to extrapolate anything about that goofy measurement criteria anyway.