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Old 3rd November 2020, 10:28 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
Itís only a few small countries which beat us on that metric. We could have done better if we had restricted immigration more. But itís still been rising steadily for the past 50+ years, so how does that qualify as a decline?
I compare it with other countries. Yes, GDP will rise over time, but that could be due to inflation, or population size. Singapore, Ireland, Norway, Kuwait, Hong Kong, Switzerland all have larger GDPs per person and have populations over 1 million and in 2002, when I first looked, the USA was number 3 and wealthier than these other countries.

Ref: https://www.cia.gov/library/publicat...11rank.html#US

It is also handling Covid 19 very badly. Trump may be a joke of a President, but I suggest he is only a symptom of the problem rather than a cause. The rot started long before him.
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