from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- abbr. gross national product
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- n. Gross National Product
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- n. former measure of the United States economy; the total market value of goods and services produced by all citizens and capital during a given period (usually 1 yr)
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Not accounted for within GNP is the loss of natural capital: soil, forests, water and wildlife.
Economic growth is measured with what they call the GNP, or Gross National Product.
If, OTOH, the government chooses to increase taxes, a decrease in GNP would accompany the impact of that increase on consumption.
The disparity between GDP and GNP is due to the strength of exports, the bank added.
Another radical thought: send "problem" bears as well - nice alternative to being shot in GNP due to "human interaction."
When the USA, bears nearly alone the costs of all the world policing, and still enables and allows its workers who are acknowedly to be among the very hardest workers of any world, to be victimized by a $500 Billion a year foreign trade deficit (which more nearly represents a $1 Trillion sacifice in GNP), then it simply follows that there are the following problems created or exasperated in America:
I would much rather use trillions of tax payer dollars to pay for bombs that are dropped on countries who's GNP is lower than the city I live in.
Free market figures shows that overall GNP is growing around the world, but between the lines of data we see that the rich are getting richer while the poor are getting poorer.
Instead of building the country up through these kinds of investments, this leadership has looked to short-term GNP performance.
GNP translates into quality of life - it's what affords you to have three houses (why is it that the four environmentalist i know all have hree houses??), jet around the country, and bellyache about corporations on your BLOG.