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North Dakotans, who like to define themselves as rugged individualists, received $1.68 per capita from the federal Treasury for every dollar they paid in — largely through road and agriculture subsidies — according to a 2007 report by the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan research group based in Washington.
The difference between $4600 and $2000 per capita is huge.
So, your continued assertion that no social democracy has seen a shrinkage in GDP per capita is true, but not entirely relevant because no other social democracy has ever had a GDP per capita as high as the US has, and therefore one cannot conclude that just because other, less rich, social democracies, have seen a X% rise, that we would see that same X% rise if we had those same policies.
Disputes related to the relative usefulness of PPP vs. nominal GDP are quite valid, but the fact remains that any country that manages to make it into the top 5, or top 10, or top 20 of worldwide nominal GDP/capita is an extremely prosperous country by any reasonable standard.
And the growth in emissions per capita is going to come increasingly from the BRIC countries although the EU, North America and Japan will still contribute a fair share to the growth.
Like I said, I would expect the numbers to converge, but whether we eventually converge on a number higher or lower than our current GDP per capita is not clear.
Much of that 1950 Venezuela GDP/capita is petroleum.
That's right people, the rank correlation between the UN's Human Development Index and good old income per capita is .95 (out of a maximum of 1.0).
MA tax collection per capita is higher than california, even if the personal income tax is lower. jmo says:
Nominal GDP per capita is not the way to look at quality of life.