This is a treat for anyone who loves numbers and graphs. Here are some interesting ones from the World Development Indicators comparing data between US, Japan, China, Germany, France and Brazil:
GDP Growth from 1960 to 2008 Look how the gap is still huge…
Market capitalization of listed companies as % of GDP Hmmm, you would think that the 2008 crash was much harsher on the US but take a look at China and Brazil!
Also check out the environmental data… China’s agricultural land has grown big time but I was really surprised at how low their Renewable internal freshwater resources per capita is.