This little gem of an article takes a look at nations through the lens of their GDP’s. Totally enlightening!
Russia’s GDP in 2014 was more than $2 trillion with a T. In 2016 it was down to $1.3 trillion, a 40% decrease! Why? Fracking. And Russia’s whole economy depends on oil sales. And the price of a barrel of oil has gone from $100 down to less than $50. So you think Russia is friends with the party of “drill baby drill”?
Also Russia’s per capita GDP is $8700.
US per capita GDP is…TRUMPET SOUND! $53,700!!!!
China’s per capita GDP: $8100.
Iran’s per capita GDP: $4900, down 37% from $7800 BF. (before fracking got going!)
Mexico is another state that has dropped in GDP, a 20% drop from $1.3 trillion to $1.05 trillion. A 20% decrease.
How about North Korea? The per capita GDP of is $583 ($1.60/day). In South Korea it is $27,500.
With Russia, Iran, China, North Korea, all threats to the US and their little bit of GDP going on, what gives? How does North Korea keep it’s place in the news with their ‘nukes’? How does Russia stay in the news as conspiring with the Trump campaign? And Iran? And China?
Could it be ‘foreign policy’ and the National Security Council needs something to give it weight?
Read the article linked in the first statement. Interesting perspective…