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Response to Beakybird (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 12:37 PM

5. You are absolutely right about their standard of living

Here are a few stats I looked up to compare Russia with a couple other countries.


Italy
population: 60,550,075
GDP: 2,073,901.99

Canada
population: 37,411,047
GDP: 1,712,510.03

Russia
population: 148,872,256
GDP: 1,657,553.77


You do the math.

If Russia could just put a little of the trolling effort into improving their own lot, they could raise their standard of living. But, of course, their oligarchs might have to do with smaller dachas and fewer tacky gold plated toilets while they watch the peasants starve and freeze to death, so they won't. It's so much easier and more fun to tear down others than to work to improve themselves.


Sources:

GDP
https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.MKTP.CD?most_recent_value_desc=true

Population
https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/population-by-country/

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