The Jury Talks Back


Obviously a Failure

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kevin M @ 10:12 pm
US GDP 1790-2006 constant dollars

Clearly, one can see what a failure capitalism has been in this country over the last 220 years.  No wonder President Obama has decided to throw in the towel and try something else.


Because if that is his plan, I hope he fails.

(chart derived from data found here)


  1. You make a good point. Here’s a question. Some of that GDP growth reflects population growth. What does the output _per capita_ graph look like?

    Comment by gp — 3/31/2009 @ 5:44 am

  2. OOOPS, brainfart! Never mind.

    Comment by gp — 3/31/2009 @ 5:48 am

  3. I’m laughing at the idea of what the chart would look like if it wasn’t per capita. I’m guessing it would be nearly a vertical line.

    Comment by Juan — 3/31/2009 @ 8:10 pm

  4. One might also note what a GOOD idea winning WW2 has turned out to be.

    Comment by Kevin Murphy — 3/31/2009 @ 8:22 pm

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