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Projected average annual growth rate for the U.S. economy during the 1990s, according to Merrill Lynch: +2.2

Projected average annual growth rate for the U.S. economy during the 1990s, according to Merrill Lynch: +2.2

Average annual growth rate of the U.S. economy during the 1930s: +2.1

Average annual growth rate of the U.S. economy during the 1930s: +2.1

Projected 1991 growth rate for the Soviet economy: ???14

Projected 1991 growth rate for the Soviet economy: ???14

Percentage of California’s economy that is accounted for by agriculture: 7

Percentage of California’s economy that is accounted for by agriculture: 7

Percentage of the state’s water that is used for agriculture: 43

Percentage of the state’s water that is used for agriculture: 43

Global rank of China’s economy in 2010, measured by GDP: 2

Global rank of China’s economy in 2010, measured by GDP: 2

Rank if GDP is calculated on a per-capita basis: 94

Rank if GDP is calculated on a per-capita basis: 94

Estimated annual cost to the U.S. economy of worker “disengagement”: $400,000,000,000

Estimated annual cost to the U.S. economy of worker “disengagement”: $400,000,000,000

Government estimate of the dollar value of the untaxed underground economy: $222,000,000,000

Government estimate of the dollar value of the untaxed underground economy: $222,000,000,000

Percentage of Americans who say that military expenditures are hurting the nation’s economy: 62

Percentage of Americans who say that military expenditures are hurting the nation’s economy: 62

Percentage who say that the United States should maintain its military strength no matter what it costs: 67

Percentage who say that the United States should maintain its military strength no matter what it costs: 67

Amount Fortune magazine estimates that Michael Jordan NBA career has contributed to the U.S. economy: $10,000,000,000

Amount Fortune magazine estimates that Michael Jordan NBA career has contributed to the U.S. economy: $10,000,000,000

Amount that insects add to the U.S. economy each year, according to one invertebrate advocacy group: $57,000,000,000

Amount that insects add to the U.S. economy each year, according to one invertebrate advocacy group: $57,000,000,000

Percentage of this total attributed to insects’ value as a food source for larger animals: 88

Percentage of this total attributed to insects’ value as a food source for larger animals: 88

Estimated amount that tourism will add to Rwanda’s economy next year: $26,000,000

Estimated amount that tourism will add to Rwanda’s economy next year: $26,000,000

Number of “genocide sites‚” that the country has opened up to visitors: 35

Number of “genocide sites‚” that the country has opened up to visitors: 35

Estimated amount that U.S. adults who grew up poor cost the economy each year through increased crime: $170,000,000,000

Estimated amount that U.S. adults who grew up poor cost the economy each year through increased crime: $170,000,000,000

Estimated amount they cost the economy through higher health care costs: $160,000,000,000

Estimated amount they cost the economy through higher health care costs: $160,000,000,000

Percentage of U.S. CEOs who believed this spring that the economy was either “good‚” or “excellent‚”: 84

Percentage of U.S. CEOs who believed this spring that the economy was either “good‚” or “excellent‚”: 84

Percentage of Americans overall who believed this: 37

Percentage of Americans overall who believed this: 37

Percentage of Republicans today who say that free trade is bad for the U.S. economy: 59

Percentage of Republicans today who say that free trade is bad for the U.S. economy: 59

Chances that an American believes the economy is in a recession: 3 in 5

Chances that an American believes the economy is in a recession: 3 in 5

Projected amount that same-sex weddings will add to California’s economy during the next three years: $684,000,000

Projected amount that same-sex weddings will add to California’s economy during the next three years: $684,000,000

Estimated loss to Japan’s economy last year from suicides and depression: $29,000,000,000

Estimated loss to Japan’s economy last year from suicides and depression: $29,000,000,000

Amount the U.S. economy loses for each murder committed, according to an Iowa State University study: $17,000,000

Amount the U.S. economy loses for each murder committed, according to an Iowa State University study: $17,000,000

Chance a Florida Republican thinks the party is intentionally “stalling” the economy to prevent Obama’s reelection: 1 in 4

Chance a Florida Republican thinks the party is intentionally “stalling” the economy to prevent Obama’s reelection: 1 in 4

Percentage of Americans who believe that news coverage of the economy has had a “negative effect” on it: 49

Percentage of Americans who believe that news coverage of the economy has had a “negative effect” on it: 49

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