Ethopia's GDP PPP is $64.73 billion
Thats compared to the US's GDP PPP, which is $12.31 trillion.
GDP PPP is the GDP adjusted for Purchasing Power. You can find a
list of countries and their GDP PPP at:
To me that means nothing. But if you break it down per person (which
is available athttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(PPP)_per_capita)it begins to make sense. Ethiopian GDP PPP (PER CAPITA) is $823.
Compared to the US's which is $41,399. That means that if you average
out purchasing power, an average American has over 50 times the
purchasing power of the average Ethiopian.
Some see that as the awesome results of capitalism...I think it's
embarrassing (for a whole lot of reasons that probably don't belong
Grac and Peace,
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