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Old 11-06-2011, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Bangkok, NYC, and LV
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informative post..learned a few things.
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:20 PM
 
Location: London
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Who cares?
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:34 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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GDP per capita in 2010:

United Kingdom - $36,000
Brazil - $10,600
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:46 PM
 
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GDP per capita in 2010:

United Kingdom - $36,000
Brazil - $10,600
Even Mexico's GDP per capita is more than Brazil's.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:51 PM
 
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With their population and size that's the way it should be.
I agree
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Spoiler alert. The bigger the country, the bigger the economy. Brazil's population is growing faster than Britain's.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:25 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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It's true that GDP per capita is lower in Brazil while the population is much higher. I think another factor that needs to come into play is the inequality among the different states of Brazil.

List of Brazilian states by Human Development Index - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The southern states of Brazil have high development indices and are also the ones who continue to make the most improvement. This is also the same when it comes to GDP per capita

List of Brazilian states by gross domestic product - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This then puts a bit of nuance behind the simple idea that Brazil has more people--it's that one large swath (with a population that is comparable to the UK's) of Brazil is becoming comparable to developed countries while another one is more or less being left behind.

Also, keep in mind that Brazil's population growth isn't the only factor because it's actually not growing at a very quick rate. GDP per capita for Brazil overall, but especially the southern states, is growing really quickly.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:41 AM
 
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Brazil has been in and out of the the top 10 largest economies in the world since before I was born. I think it already hit number 5 in the early 90s if I remember right. The one difference right now is that long term macro economic stability has led to an increase in credit and has allowed more of the poor to move into the lower middle class. This is a good thing but it is not any kind of economic miracle.
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Spoiler alert. The bigger the country, the bigger the economy. Brazil's population is growing faster than Britain's.
Spoiler alert. A country needs a capable government for its economy to flourish no matter the size look at Nigeria, Brazil, Mexico, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh yes some of their economies might be "flourishing" but look at the rampant and widespread poverty in these countries. A lot of the people in these countries are in dire situations.
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Who cares?
Who??
Particulary the "exhausted" Europe.
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