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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

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

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

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