Thursday, January 17, 2008

If Your State Were Actually a Country...


Tip of the hat to econoblog via Creative Classroom.
'Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a convenient way of measuring and comparing the size of national economies. Annual GDP represents the market value of all goods and services produced within a country in a year.
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The creator of this map has had the interesting idea to break down that gigantic US GDP into the GDPs of individual states, and compare those to other countries’ GDP. What follows, is this slightly misleading map – misleading, because the economies both of the US states and of the countries they are compared with are not weighted for their respective populations.'
Read more here.

4 comments:

Edward said...

Fascinating map. I just forwarded it to my friends up north. Canada's economy comparable to Texas....
The beauty of globalism, yes? Everything lends itself to being analogized.

Will said...

Greetings from Hungary!

John said...

Greetings from France!
John

Jen said...

Ha... Good exercise in global thinking.
Good find, B.!