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Old 11-30-2019, 11:40 AM   #2611
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Maybe--maybe--if it's one of those "most unusually popular" calculations where it compares "what's highest here that's also lowest everywhere else" as opposed to just a straight majority.

Otherwise, it's baloney. (Which I hear is the most popular Thanksgiving side dish in Oklahoma.)
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Old 11-30-2019, 10:58 PM   #2612
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Nearly half of the humans who ever lived were killed by mosquitoes so this is real progress...
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Old 12-01-2019, 11:16 AM   #2613
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I'm still pissed off about the mac and cheese. I'm not ready for good news.
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Old 12-01-2019, 03:08 PM   #2614
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Thanks, Bill Gates!
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Old 12-01-2019, 03:27 PM   #2615
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Yes, I think the Gates Foundation is a big factor in this.
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Old 12-01-2019, 03:37 PM   #2616
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More good news...
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Old 12-03-2019, 12:37 AM   #2617
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This one has me confused, maybe you can figure it out. The PPP and the blocks before Ethiopia and after the US to make 100% population.
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Old 12-03-2019, 11:09 AM   #2618
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PPP is just them saying "when everyone's money is translated onto a standard playing field"--kind of like how the salaries are higher in NYC, but a sandwich also costs 3 times as much so you're not really making as much as you think you are. They've calculated how much actual buying power each country has.

As for the rich sliver to the right of the U.S., I'd guess a small hideout of billionaires that is only technically a sovereign nation--maybe an island owned by Richard Branson, or Vatican City, something like that. To the left of Ethiopia could be any number of tiny, dirt-poor countries that they figured folks wouldn't recognize as readily.
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Old 12-03-2019, 03:08 PM   #2619
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according to this page there are 11 countries with higher than USA GDP per-capita based on PPP

Wikipedia lists the ranking with three different sources
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Old 12-03-2019, 04:54 PM   #2620
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Seems to me there is a lot of data massaging and fudge factoring involved with the PPP.
Of course neither GDP nor PPP tell how well the average Joe/Jolene are doing. If their country is a tax haven or big supplier of IT, it might look good on paper but half the population is actually starving.
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:10 AM   #2621
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Kids will run ragged, the secret is to slow them down with ballast... like lead.
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Old 12-05-2019, 07:26 AM   #2622
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Look at PA WINNING!
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Old 12-06-2019, 12:22 AM   #2623
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But PA loses big time to Brazil when it comes to homicides.
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Old 12-07-2019, 01:01 AM   #2624
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I'm skeptical of their method, there's an awful lot of counties without live venues.
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Old 12-07-2019, 01:19 AM   #2625
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the colors in the legend are way too light, compared to the colors on the map.
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