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Mar 28th 2008

Thank You, Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

For once, someone is sensitive to the fact that I can never remember the difference between the mathematical terms mean, median, and mode. From this article, New Home Sales Fall for Fourth Straight Month; at 13-Year Low in February:

The median price of a home sold last month dropped to $244,100, 2.7 percent less than the level of a year ago. The median sales price is the point where half the homes sold for more and half for less.

Wasn’t that nice?

15 Responses to “Thank You, Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer”

  1. KY,

    What’s so tough about remembering those terms? Mean are the kind of people who suck, median is the middle part of the road you shouldn’t cross over, and mode is a kind of pie.

  2. Joe

    This Martin Crutsinger reporter is a BS reporter. You just misled everyone by saying that the weekly jobless claims were in-line with expectations. The market expected 370k and it was 371k. No matter how slowly, the further this metric inches up, the worse it is for the potential turnaround of our economy. Our media these days, whether its when reporting politics or business, cannot be trusted.

  3. Randy

    The article headline reads “Sold to US taxpayers for $700B: banks’ bad assets” a great deal different than the reality of the situation. You are part of the problem with todays media…you post a headline…that is controversial…and than the article says nothing to back the headlines …but your left wing “I could do better” opinion! Maybe if you are so smart, you should actually do something besides make a living telling your opinion of what “others are doing”. Be a part. Don’t tear apart. Maybe we need to have a bill about the media and responsible journalism (scrap the wives gossip) and give a slap on the wrist to the highly paid, underperforming media journalists that just like to make negative commentary about “those that are actually doing something useful for society”. Martin, maybe you could right a positive side of the same story. For Example: it will allow banks to stay open, and lend money to the businesses, so they can pay their employees, so they can buy groceries and a NEWSPAPER that carries your crappy articles.

  4. Too bad so many people were compelled by the Republicans to invest in 401K plans. If that amount of money (they say billions have been lost) had been invested in the Social SEcurity Administration, we’d all be better off, both now and after 2017.
    Too bad Too bad.
    IMAGINE what the U.S. would be like today if greed did not dominate our character.
    IMAGINE. (a quote from John Lennon).

  5. Rann Amos

    Dear Martin,

    In response to the drop in retail sales in October (and September), do you think advertising affects consumers’ buying patterns?

    If so, (and I know it does) wouldn’t the overwhelming number of political ads have pushed consumer product ads out of the minds of the consuming public?

    I would enjoy hearing your response.

    Thank you,

    Rann Amos
    ramos2@cox.net

  6. Ely

    According to J. M. Keynes the steeps taken are right.
    According to Milton Friedman the stagnation is around the corner.
    According to the common sense who is going to close the gap of the fiscal deficit.
    If so, who are going to be the taxpayers?
    And then…..Are we facing an economic tsunami?

  7. Monty

    How does Martin still have a job? He wrote an article today titled; “Consumer spending rises in Jan., unlikely to last.” He somehow takes a chunk of good news, and turns it into bad news. He doesn’t site any source for his statement “unlikely to last…”

    He is a terrible reporter.

  8. Harry Dingey

    Report Abusive PostDo you know what an International Trade Deficit really is?

    The International Trade number is either Positive number or Negative number.

    If it is a positive number, this means America is exporting more American Produced Goods and Services than America Imports from the rest of the world. This is very good.

    If it is a negative number, this means America is importing more Produced Goods and Services from the rest of the world than America Exports. This is very bad.

    In the below table America is in last place NO. 188. That is very, very Bad.

    188. United States $ -568,800,000,000 2008 EST.

    This trade number has decreased a little because of the latest Economical down turn. This Trade Deficit number was $ -760 billion dollars just before the latest down turn.

    America Imports more goods from the rest of the world than any other country in the whole world.

    America may even Import more goods than all the other countries of the world combined.

    That is why all the other countries of the world keep worrying about America turning to protectionist International Trade Polices.

    Because they all know that is exactly what a politician would do if he cared about the financial health of his country.

    I was Industrial Engineer for Rockwell International for 30 years. Dealing with Production Numbers is exactly what I have done all my life.

    The American Politicians are Destroying America by sending all the good paying America jobs off shore.

    America will soon be a third world country.

    As you can see, America has the worse International Trade Deficit than any country in the entire world.

    WE are in last place.

    This is why America is leading the world into a world wide DEPRESSION.

    Thanks to them Damn Stupid American Globalist Politicians.

    READ IT and WEEP..

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    The World Fact book

    Rank Order – Current World Trade Account Balance

    Rank, Country, Current account balance.

    Date of Information: This page was last updated on 24 February, 2009

    1
    China $ 368,200,000,000 2008 est.
    2
    Germany $ 267,100,000,000 2008 est.
    3
    Japan $ 187,800,000,000 2008 est.
    4
    Saudi Arabia $ 141,000,000,000 2008 est.
    5
    Russia $ 97,600,000,000 2008 est.
    6
    Norway $ 84,350,000,000 2008 est.
    7
    Kuwait $ 65,210,000,000 2008 est.
    8
    Venezuela $ 48,440,000,000 2008 est.
    9
    Netherlands $ 47,000,000,000 2008 est.
    10
    Libya $ 43,330,000,000 2008 est.
    11
    Switzerland $ 40,810,000,000 2008 est.
    12
    United Arab Emirates $ 36,410,000,000 2008 est.
    13
    Algeria $ 35,800,000,000 2008 est.
    14
    Sweden $ 35,220,000,000 2008 est.
    15
    Singapore $ 32,120,000,000 2008 est.
    16
    Iran $ 27,470,000,000 2008 est.
    17
    Malaysia $ 27,440,000,000 2008 est.
    18
    Taiwan $ 23,950,000,000 2008 est.
    19
    Qatar $ 22,710,000,000 2008 est.
    20
    Hong Kong $ 22,440,000,000 2008 est.
    21
    Angola $ 21,010,000,000 2008 est.
    22
    Iraq $ 19,600,000,000 2008 est.
    23
    Azerbaijan $ 19,360,000,000 2008 est.
    24
    Canada $ 12,820,000,000 2008 est.
    25
    Oman $ 11,200,000,000 2008 est.
    26
    Austria $ 10,630,000,000 2008 est.
    27
    Finland $ 10,630,000,000 2008 est.
    28
    Nigeria $ 7,722,000,000 2008 est.
    29
    Brunei $ 7,101,000,000 2007 est.
    30
    Argentina $ 6,000,000,000 2008 est.
    31
    Uzbekistan $ 5,726,000,000 2008 est.
    32
    Trinidad and Tobago $ 5,721,000,000 2008 est.
    33
    Denmark $ 4,333,000,000 2008 est.
    34
    Belgium $ 3,972,000,000 2008 est.
    35
    Luxembourg $ 3,186,000,000 2008 est.
    36
    Turkmenistan $ 2,897,000,000 2008 est.
    37
    Philippines $ 2,687,000,000 2008 est.
    38
    Indonesia $ 2,485,000,000 2008 est.
    39
    Bahrain $ 2,269,000,000 2008 est.
    40
    Gabon $ 2,026,000,000 2008 est.
    41
    Ecuador $ 2,008,000,000 2008 est.
    42
    Israel $ 1,893,000,000 2008 est.
    43
    Equatorial Guinea $ 1,837,000,000 2008 est.
    44
    Bolivia $ 1,789,000,000 2008 est.
    45
    Botswana $ 1,611,000,000 2008 est.
    46
    Egypt $ 1,483,000,000 2008 est.
    47
    Timor-Leste $ 1,161,000,000 2007 est.
    48
    Burma $ 762,000,000 2008 est.
    49
    Lesotho $ 666,000,000 2008 est.
    50
    Chad $ 527,000,000 2008 est.
    51
    Papua New Guinea $ 438,000,000 2008 est.
    52
    Cote d’Ivoire $ 407,000,000 2008 est.
    53
    Congo, Republic of the $ 406,000,000 2008 est.
    54
    Cameroon $ 377,000,000 2008 est.
    55
    Kazakhstan $ 326,000,000 2008 est.
    56
    Namibia $ 326,000,000 2008 est.
    57
    Paraguay $ 178,000,000 2008 est.
    58
    British Virgin Islands $ 134,300,000 1999
    59
    Bhutan $ 116,000,000 2007 est.
    60
    Nepal $ 58,000,000 2007
    61
    Cook Islands $ 26,670,000 2005
    62
    Suriname $ 24,000,000 2007 est.
    63
    Palau $ 15,090,000 FY03/04
    64
    Comoros $ 8,000,000 2007 est.
    65
    Guinea-Bissau $ -6,000,000 2007 est.
    66
    Swaziland $ -10,000,000 2008 est.
    67
    Tuvalu $ -11,680,000 2003
    68
    Kiribati $ -21,000,000 2007 est.
    69
    Mongolia $ -23,000,000 2007 est.
    70
    Tonga $ -23,000,000 2007 est.
    71
    Samoa $ -24,000,000 2007 est.
    72
    Belize $ -32,000,000 2008 est.
    73
    Micronesia, Federated States of $ -34,300,000 FY05 est.
    74
    Laos $ -37,000,000 2008 est.
    75
    Anguilla $ -42,870,000 2003 est.
    76
    Bangladesh $ -55,000,000 2008 est.
    77
    Vanuatu $ -60,000,000 2007 est.
    78
    Sierra Leone $ -63,000,000 2007 est.
    79
    Sao Tome and Principe $ -71,000,000 2008 est.
    80
    Dominica $ -72,000,000 2007 est.
    81
    Central African Republic $ -77,000,000 2007 est.
    82
    Gambia, The $ -116,000,000 2008 est.
    83
    Burundi $ -120,000,000 2008 est.
    84
    Grenada $ -138,000,000 2007 est.
    85
    Solomon Islands $ -143,000,000 2007 est.
    86
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines $ -149,000,000 2007 est.
    87
    Saint Kitts and Nevis $ -163,000,000 2007 est.
    88
    Cape Verde $ -167,000,000 2008 est.
    89
    Mauritania $ -184,000,000 2007 est.
    90
    Syria $ -192,000,000 2008 est.
    91
    Saint Lucia $ -199,000,000 2007 est.
    92
    Antigua and Barbuda $ -211,000,000 2007 est.
    93
    Djibouti $ -212,000,000 2007 est.
    94
    Guyana $ -220,000,000 2008 est.
    95
    Rwanda $ -220,000,000 2008 est.
    96
    Liberia $ -224,000,000 2007
    97
    Eritrea $ -247,000,000 2008 est.
    98
    Barbados $ -254,000,000 2007 est.
    99
    Seychelles $ -307,000,000 2008 est.
    100
    Niger $ -321,000,000 2007 est.
    101
    Cuba $ -330,000,000 2008 est.
    102
    Congo, Democratic Republic of the $ -402,000,000 2007 est.
    103
    Malawi $ -420,000,000 2008 est.
    104
    Togo $ -433,000,000 2008 est.
    105
    Mali $ -446,000,000 2007 est.
    106
    Maldives $ -472,000,000 2007
    107
    Zambia $ -478,000,000 2008 est.
    108
    Benin $ -485,000,000 2008 est.
    109
    Fiji $ -507,000,000 2007 est.
    110
    Guinea $ -535,000,000 2008 est.
    111
    Malta $ -538,000,000 2008 est.
    112
    Kyrgyzstan $ -574,000,000 2008 est.
    113
    Tajikistan $ -584,000,000 2008 est.
    114
    Zimbabwe $ -597,000,000 2008 est.
    115
    Haiti $ -664,000,000 2008 est.
    116
    Macedonia $ -740,000,000 2008 est.
    117
    Cambodia $ -869,000,000 2008 est.
    118
    Armenia $ -877,000,000 2008 est.
    119
    Moldova $ -903,000,000 2008 est.
    120
    Burkina Faso $ -908,000,000 2008 est.
    121
    Uganda $ -933,000,000 2008 est.
    122
    Sudan $ -952,000,000 2008 est.
    123
    Kosovo $ -964,000,000 2007
    124
    Mozambique $ -981,000,000 2008 est.
    125
    Mauritius $ -982,000,000 2008 est.
    126
    Tunisia $ -993,000,000 2008 est.
    127
    Uruguay $ -1,000,000,000 2008 est.
    128
    Thailand $ -1,064,000,000 2008 est.
    129
    Madagascar $ -1,088,000,000 2008 est.
    130
    El Salvador $ -1,222,000,000 2008 est.
    131
    Nicaragua $ -1,310,000,000 2008 est.
    132
    Bahamas, The $ -1,442,000,000 2007 est.
    133
    Chile $ -1,574,000,000 2008 est.
    134
    Ethiopia $ -1,609,000,000 2008 est.
    135
    Albania $ -1,639,000,000 2008 est.
    136
    Morocco $ -1,667,000,000 2008 est.
    137
    Ghana $ -1,807,000,000 2008 est.
    138
    Kenya $ -1,859,000,000 2008 est.
    139
    Sri Lanka $ -1,981,000,000 2008 est.
    140
    Honduras $ -2,047,000,000 2008 est.
    141
    Senegal $ -2,078,000,000 2008 est.
    142
    Yemen $ -2,175,000,000 2008 est.
    143
    Tanzania $ -2,275,000,000 2008 est.
    144
    Jamaica $ -2,448,000,000 2008 est.
    145
    Panama $ -2,536,000,000 2008 est.
    146
    Cyprus $ -2,609,000,000 2008 est.
    147
    Bosnia and Herzegovina $ -2,850,000,000 2008 est.
    148
    Estonia $ -3,037,000,000 2008 est.
    149
    Iceland $ -3,257,000,000 2008 est.
    150
    Guatemala $ -3,316,000,000 2008 est.
    151
    Georgia $ -3,334,000,000 2008 est.
    152
    Costa Rica $ -3,454,000,000 2008 est.
    153
    Peru $ -3,631,000,000 2008 est.
    154
    Slovenia $ -3,706,000,000 2008 est.
    155
    Belarus $ -3,832,000,000 2008 est.
    156
    Dominican Republic $ -4,230,000,000 2008 est.
    157
    Lebanon $ -4,344,000,000 2008 est.
    158
    Jordan $ -4,870,000,000 2008 est.
    159
    Latvia $ -5,126,000,000 2008 est.
    160
    Slovakia $ -5,359,000,000 2008 est.
    161
    Colombia $ -5,592,000,000 2008 est.
    162
    Croatia $ -6,156,000,000 2008 est.
    163
    Czech Republic $ -6,460,000,000 2008 est.
    164
    Lithuania $ -6,775,000,000 2008 est.
    165
    Serbia $ -6,889,000,000 2007 est.
    166
    Hungary $ -8,557,000,000 2008 est.
    167
    Ireland $ -8,621,000,000 2008 est.
    168
    New Zealand $ -9,047,000,000 2008 est.
    169
    Pakistan $ -10,570,000,000 2008 est.
    170
    Bulgaria $ -12,540,000,000 2008 est.
    171
    Vietnam $ -12,740,000,000 2008 est.
    172
    Mexico $ -13,450,000,000 2008 est.
    173
    Ukraine $ -14,220,000,000 2008 est.
    174
    Korea, South $ -19,880,000,000 2008 est.
    175
    South Africa $ -21,670,000,000 2008 est.
    176
    Portugal $ -23,970,000,000 2008 est.
    177
    Brazil $ -27,330,000,000 2008 est.
    178
    Romania $ -28,030,000,000 2008 est.
    179
    Poland $ -29,510,000,000 2008 est.
    180
    Greece $ -36,260,000,000 2008 est.
    181
    India $ -38,390,000,000 2008 est.
    182
    Australia $ -43,840,000,000 2008 est.
    183
    France $ -47,270,000,000 2008 est.
    184
    Turkey $ -51,680,000,000 2008 est.
    185
    Italy $ -68,820,000,000 2008 est.
    186
    United Kingdom $ -72,540,000,000 2008 est.
    187
    Spain $ -152,500,000,000 2008 est.
    188
    United States $ -568,800,000,000 2008 est.

    Countries for which no information is available are not included in this list.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Why is the American Politicians Sending all of the highest paying jobs off shore to China when American workers have an unemployment rate approaching 10%.

    Why does the American Politicians care more about giving all the high paying jobs to the Chinese workers than they do to American Workers?

    The most Important Question is why we Americans elect those A-S-S H-O-L-E-S back in office.

    We deserve exactly what we get.

    We are totally destroying our children and grand-children hopes and dreams of a better future and replacing it with a life of third world slave labor.

    Thank you Grandpa.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Do you know if American was to pull out of NAFTA and the WTO right now?

    Do you know if America just stopped exporting everything to the rest of the world and just produced everything America now IMPORTS from the Mexico, India and China?

    America would automatically Experience a net increase in newly created jobs to the tune of well over $760 Billion dollars of new jobs every year.

    All these Damn Stupid Globalist American Politicians keep telling us:

    “Oh no American can not turn to protectionist because look at all the America jobs would be lost from the world not buying American produced goods”.

    That statement is the biggest lie that has been told so often that now Americans just automatically think it is the truth.

    The only goods America has produced in the last 20 years is Political Horse S-H-I-T.

    What Rock have all these Globalist American Politicians been living under for the last 20 years.

  9. Harry Dingey

    TO: Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer….

    You should do a story on exactly how these Globalist politicians are destroying our great American Dream.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Do you know what an International Trade Deficit really is?

    The International Trade number is either Positive number or Negative number.

    If it is a positive number, this means America is exporting more American Produced Goods and Services than America Imports from the rest of the world. This is very good.

    If it is a negative number, this means America is importing more Produced Goods and Services from the rest of the world than America Exports. This is very bad.

    In the below table America is in last place NO. 188. That is very, very Bad.

    188. United States $ -568,800,000,000 2008 EST.

    This trade number has decreased a little because of the latest Economical down turn. This Trade Deficit number was $ -760 billion dollars just before the latest down turn.

    America Imports more goods from the rest of the world than any other country in the whole world.

    America may even Import more goods than all the other countries of the world combined.

    That is why all the other countries of the world keep worrying about America turning to protectionist International Trade Polices.

    Because they all know that is exactly what a politician would do if he cared about the financial health of his country.

    I was Industrial Engineer for Rockwell International for 30 years. Dealing with Production Numbers is exactly what I have done all my life.

    The American Politicians are Destroying America by sending all the good paying America jobs off shore.

    America will soon be a third world country.

    As you can see, America has the worse International Trade Deficit than any country in the entire world.

    WE are in last place.

    This is why America is leading the world into a world wide DEPRESSION.

    Thanks to them Damn Stupid American Globalist Politicians.

    READ IT and WEEP..

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    The World Fact book

    Rank Order – Current World Trade Account Balance

    Rank, Country, Current account balance.

    Date of Information: This page was last updated on 24 February, 2009

    1
    China $ 368,200,000,000 2008 est.
    2
    Germany $ 267,100,000,000 2008 est.
    3
    Japan $ 187,800,000,000 2008 est.
    4
    Saudi Arabia $ 141,000,000,000 2008 est.
    5
    Russia $ 97,600,000,000 2008 est.
    6
    Norway $ 84,350,000,000 2008 est.
    7
    Kuwait $ 65,210,000,000 2008 est.
    8
    Venezuela $ 48,440,000,000 2008 est.
    9
    Netherlands $ 47,000,000,000 2008 est.
    10
    Libya $ 43,330,000,000 2008 est.
    11
    Switzerland $ 40,810,000,000 2008 est.
    12
    United Arab Emirates $ 36,410,000,000 2008 est.
    13
    Algeria $ 35,800,000,000 2008 est.
    14
    Sweden $ 35,220,000,000 2008 est.
    15
    Singapore $ 32,120,000,000 2008 est.
    16
    Iran $ 27,470,000,000 2008 est.
    17
    Malaysia $ 27,440,000,000 2008 est.
    18
    Taiwan $ 23,950,000,000 2008 est.
    19
    Qatar $ 22,710,000,000 2008 est.
    20
    Hong Kong $ 22,440,000,000 2008 est.
    21
    Angola $ 21,010,000,000 2008 est.
    22
    Iraq $ 19,600,000,000 2008 est.
    23
    Azerbaijan $ 19,360,000,000 2008 est.
    24
    Canada $ 12,820,000,000 2008 est.
    25
    Oman $ 11,200,000,000 2008 est.
    26
    Austria $ 10,630,000,000 2008 est.
    27
    Finland $ 10,630,000,000 2008 est.
    28
    Nigeria $ 7,722,000,000 2008 est.
    29
    Brunei $ 7,101,000,000 2007 est.
    30
    Argentina $ 6,000,000,000 2008 est.
    31
    Uzbekistan $ 5,726,000,000 2008 est.
    32
    Trinidad and Tobago $ 5,721,000,000 2008 est.
    33
    Denmark $ 4,333,000,000 2008 est.
    34
    Belgium $ 3,972,000,000 2008 est.
    35
    Luxembourg $ 3,186,000,000 2008 est.
    36
    Turkmenistan $ 2,897,000,000 2008 est.
    37
    Philippines $ 2,687,000,000 2008 est.
    38
    Indonesia $ 2,485,000,000 2008 est.
    39
    Bahrain $ 2,269,000,000 2008 est.
    40
    Gabon $ 2,026,000,000 2008 est.
    41
    Ecuador $ 2,008,000,000 2008 est.
    42
    Israel $ 1,893,000,000 2008 est.
    43
    Equatorial Guinea $ 1,837,000,000 2008 est.
    44
    Bolivia $ 1,789,000,000 2008 est.
    45
    Botswana $ 1,611,000,000 2008 est.
    46
    Egypt $ 1,483,000,000 2008 est.
    47
    Timor-Leste $ 1,161,000,000 2007 est.
    48
    Burma $ 762,000,000 2008 est.
    49
    Lesotho $ 666,000,000 2008 est.
    50
    Chad $ 527,000,000 2008 est.
    51
    Papua New Guinea $ 438,000,000 2008 est.
    52
    Cote d’Ivoire $ 407,000,000 2008 est.
    53
    Congo, Republic of the $ 406,000,000 2008 est.
    54
    Cameroon $ 377,000,000 2008 est.
    55
    Kazakhstan $ 326,000,000 2008 est.
    56
    Namibia $ 326,000,000 2008 est.
    57
    Paraguay $ 178,000,000 2008 est.
    58
    British Virgin Islands $ 134,300,000 1999
    59
    Bhutan $ 116,000,000 2007 est.
    60
    Nepal $ 58,000,000 2007
    61
    Cook Islands $ 26,670,000 2005
    62
    Suriname $ 24,000,000 2007 est.
    63
    Palau $ 15,090,000 FY03/04
    64
    Comoros $ 8,000,000 2007 est.
    65
    Guinea-Bissau $ -6,000,000 2007 est.
    66
    Swaziland $ -10,000,000 2008 est.
    67
    Tuvalu $ -11,680,000 2003
    68
    Kiribati $ -21,000,000 2007 est.
    69
    Mongolia $ -23,000,000 2007 est.
    70
    Tonga $ -23,000,000 2007 est.
    71
    Samoa $ -24,000,000 2007 est.
    72
    Belize $ -32,000,000 2008 est.
    73
    Micronesia, Federated States of $ -34,300,000 FY05 est.
    74
    Laos $ -37,000,000 2008 est.
    75
    Anguilla $ -42,870,000 2003 est.
    76
    Bangladesh $ -55,000,000 2008 est.
    77
    Vanuatu $ -60,000,000 2007 est.
    78
    Sierra Leone $ -63,000,000 2007 est.
    79
    Sao Tome and Principe $ -71,000,000 2008 est.
    80
    Dominica $ -72,000,000 2007 est.
    81
    Central African Republic $ -77,000,000 2007 est.
    82
    Gambia, The $ -116,000,000 2008 est.
    83
    Burundi $ -120,000,000 2008 est.
    84
    Grenada $ -138,000,000 2007 est.
    85
    Solomon Islands $ -143,000,000 2007 est.
    86
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines $ -149,000,000 2007 est.
    87
    Saint Kitts and Nevis $ -163,000,000 2007 est.
    88
    Cape Verde $ -167,000,000 2008 est.
    89
    Mauritania $ -184,000,000 2007 est.
    90
    Syria $ -192,000,000 2008 est.
    91
    Saint Lucia $ -199,000,000 2007 est.
    92
    Antigua and Barbuda $ -211,000,000 2007 est.
    93
    Djibouti $ -212,000,000 2007 est.
    94
    Guyana $ -220,000,000 2008 est.
    95
    Rwanda $ -220,000,000 2008 est.
    96
    Liberia $ -224,000,000 2007
    97
    Eritrea $ -247,000,000 2008 est.
    98
    Barbados $ -254,000,000 2007 est.
    99
    Seychelles $ -307,000,000 2008 est.
    100
    Niger $ -321,000,000 2007 est.
    101
    Cuba $ -330,000,000 2008 est.
    102
    Congo, Democratic Republic of the $ -402,000,000 2007 est.
    103
    Malawi $ -420,000,000 2008 est.
    104
    Togo $ -433,000,000 2008 est.
    105
    Mali $ -446,000,000 2007 est.
    106
    Maldives $ -472,000,000 2007
    107
    Zambia $ -478,000,000 2008 est.
    108
    Benin $ -485,000,000 2008 est.
    109
    Fiji $ -507,000,000 2007 est.
    110
    Guinea $ -535,000,000 2008 est.
    111
    Malta $ -538,000,000 2008 est.
    112
    Kyrgyzstan $ -574,000,000 2008 est.
    113
    Tajikistan $ -584,000,000 2008 est.
    114
    Zimbabwe $ -597,000,000 2008 est.
    115
    Haiti $ -664,000,000 2008 est.
    116
    Macedonia $ -740,000,000 2008 est.
    117
    Cambodia $ -869,000,000 2008 est.
    118
    Armenia $ -877,000,000 2008 est.
    119
    Moldova $ -903,000,000 2008 est.
    120
    Burkina Faso $ -908,000,000 2008 est.
    121
    Uganda $ -933,000,000 2008 est.
    122
    Sudan $ -952,000,000 2008 est.
    123
    Kosovo $ -964,000,000 2007
    124
    Mozambique $ -981,000,000 2008 est.
    125
    Mauritius $ -982,000,000 2008 est.
    126
    Tunisia $ -993,000,000 2008 est.
    127
    Uruguay $ -1,000,000,000 2008 est.
    128
    Thailand $ -1,064,000,000 2008 est.
    129
    Madagascar $ -1,088,000,000 2008 est.
    130
    El Salvador $ -1,222,000,000 2008 est.
    131
    Nicaragua $ -1,310,000,000 2008 est.
    132
    Bahamas, The $ -1,442,000,000 2007 est.
    133
    Chile $ -1,574,000,000 2008 est.
    134
    Ethiopia $ -1,609,000,000 2008 est.
    135
    Albania $ -1,639,000,000 2008 est.
    136
    Morocco $ -1,667,000,000 2008 est.
    137
    Ghana $ -1,807,000,000 2008 est.
    138
    Kenya $ -1,859,000,000 2008 est.
    139
    Sri Lanka $ -1,981,000,000 2008 est.
    140
    Honduras $ -2,047,000,000 2008 est.
    141
    Senegal $ -2,078,000,000 2008 est.
    142
    Yemen $ -2,175,000,000 2008 est.
    143
    Tanzania $ -2,275,000,000 2008 est.
    144
    Jamaica $ -2,448,000,000 2008 est.
    145
    Panama $ -2,536,000,000 2008 est.
    146
    Cyprus $ -2,609,000,000 2008 est.
    147
    Bosnia and Herzegovina $ -2,850,000,000 2008 est.
    148
    Estonia $ -3,037,000,000 2008 est.
    149
    Iceland $ -3,257,000,000 2008 est.
    150
    Guatemala $ -3,316,000,000 2008 est.
    151
    Georgia $ -3,334,000,000 2008 est.
    152
    Costa Rica $ -3,454,000,000 2008 est.
    153
    Peru $ -3,631,000,000 2008 est.
    154
    Slovenia $ -3,706,000,000 2008 est.
    155
    Belarus $ -3,832,000,000 2008 est.
    156
    Dominican Republic $ -4,230,000,000 2008 est.
    157
    Lebanon $ -4,344,000,000 2008 est.
    158
    Jordan $ -4,870,000,000 2008 est.
    159
    Latvia $ -5,126,000,000 2008 est.
    160
    Slovakia $ -5,359,000,000 2008 est.
    161
    Colombia $ -5,592,000,000 2008 est.
    162
    Croatia $ -6,156,000,000 2008 est.
    163
    Czech Republic $ -6,460,000,000 2008 est.
    164
    Lithuania $ -6,775,000,000 2008 est.
    165
    Serbia $ -6,889,000,000 2007 est.
    166
    Hungary $ -8,557,000,000 2008 est.
    167
    Ireland $ -8,621,000,000 2008 est.
    168
    New Zealand $ -9,047,000,000 2008 est.
    169
    Pakistan $ -10,570,000,000 2008 est.
    170
    Bulgaria $ -12,540,000,000 2008 est.
    171
    Vietnam $ -12,740,000,000 2008 est.
    172
    Mexico $ -13,450,000,000 2008 est.
    173
    Ukraine $ -14,220,000,000 2008 est.
    174
    Korea, South $ -19,880,000,000 2008 est.
    175
    South Africa $ -21,670,000,000 2008 est.
    176
    Portugal $ -23,970,000,000 2008 est.
    177
    Brazil $ -27,330,000,000 2008 est.
    178
    Romania $ -28,030,000,000 2008 est.
    179
    Poland $ -29,510,000,000 2008 est.
    180
    Greece $ -36,260,000,000 2008 est.
    181
    India $ -38,390,000,000 2008 est.
    182
    Australia $ -43,840,000,000 2008 est.
    183
    France $ -47,270,000,000 2008 est.
    184
    Turkey $ -51,680,000,000 2008 est.
    185
    Italy $ -68,820,000,000 2008 est.
    186
    United Kingdom $ -72,540,000,000 2008 est.
    187
    Spain $ -152,500,000,000 2008 est.
    188
    United States $ -568,800,000,000 2008 est.

    Countries for which no information is available are not included in this list.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Why is the American Politicians Sending all of the highest paying jobs off shore to China when American workers have an unemployment rate approaching 10%.

    Why does the American Politicians care more about giving all the high paying jobs to the Chinese workers than they do to American Workers?

    The most Important Question is why we Americans elect those A-S-S H-O-L-E-S back in office.

    We deserve exactly what we get.

    We are totally destroying our children and grand-children hopes and dreams of a better future and replacing it with a life of third world slave labor.

    Thank you Grandpa.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Do you know if American was to pull out of NAFTA and the WTO right now?

    Do you know if America just stopped exporting everything to the rest of the world and just produced everything America now IMPORTS from the Mexico, India and China?

    America would automatically Experience a net increase in newly created jobs to the tune of well over $760 Billion dollars of new jobs every year.

    All these Damn Stupid Globalist American Politicians keep telling us:

    “Oh no American can not turn to protectionist because look at all the America jobs would be lost from the world not buying American produced goods”.

    That statement is the biggest lie that has been told so often that now Americans just automatically think it is the truth.

    The only goods America has produced in the last 20 years is Political Horse S-H-I-T.

    What Rock have all these Globalist American Politicians been living under for the last 20 years.

  10. Harry Dingey

    “America Must Pull out of NAFTA and WTO to SURVIVE”

    I worked as an Industrial Engineer for 30 years for Rockwell International.

    That is exactly what I did my whole life. I worked for 30 years evaluates labor cost for Rockwell International.

    So trust me, I know when someone is getting screwed when it comes to labor cost.

    This has been coming on since the very minute America joined NAFTA and the WTO. America has been losing money and jobs to the whole world. Every year and it has grown to a humongous amount in the last few years.

    I have always said, things will just keep getting worse then at some point America will go into a total Collapse.

    If you think you have money or a good job and will not be affected. I have news for you. Everyone will feel much pain before this is completely over.

    Just imagine the Federal Government not having enough money to pay the Social security pensioners or their Medical Benefits or anything else. This is exactly where America is heading, so bucket your seat belt because we are in for a very, very bumpy ride.

    My older bother who serviced in the Army in Europe during World War II, He said in Germany the money was so worthless that they had to take a wheel barrel full of money to the store to purchase a loaf of bread.

    America is in a cross roads either we Pull Out of NAFTA and the WTO and solve our jobs problem or America will just keep going down, down till America goes into a total collapse.

    What the President and Congress are doing is total insanity. This will be the third or forth bailout by congress and he promises us there will be more bailouts to follow.

    What you are seeing right now is the planned destruction of America by President Obama and all his elite globalist cabinet members in order to usher in the “ONE WORLD ORDER”. Then we can kiss all of our freedoms good-bye.

    Please tell me. Is there no end in sight?

    America doesn’t need another bailout. America needs all those jobs that the Politicians have been sending off shore to Mexico, India and China for the last 15 years.

    Then the American workers can pay their house payments and feed their family and things will start to improve over night.

    This is a NO BRAINIER.

    Pull out of NAFTA and the WTO. The International Trade Balances for year 2006.

    YOU FIGURE IT OUT: The Hell with borrowing Trillions of Dollars from China.

    If America just stopped EXPORTING anything in 2006 we would have lost $1,440 Billion Dollars in Jobs.

    If America just stopped IMPORTING anything in 2006 we would have gained $2,200 Billion Dollars in Jobs.

    That would be a Net Total Increase of $ 760 Billion Dollars of new Jobs created every year in America.

    That would be a net decease in the National Debt every year.

    But, all these Politicians are all Globalist and will not give up until America is totally destroyed. This is very, very sad because all is needed is USA PULL out of NAFTA and the WTO and watch the jobs increase. In facts this will create more jobs in America than we can fill.

    They would rather Spent Billions of Dollars on trying to under write their Globalist Policies and keep borrowing money from China.

    You want creating NEW JOBS in AMERICA?

    “STOP Obama and his Globalist buddies from SENDING AMERICAN JOBS Off Shore TO CHINA”.

    The American Politicians just don’t get it yet, but the next election we’ll get them.

    They can print and throw all the money at this problem they want. Things may get a little better for a while and then we will slide back again into a recess or maybe a depression. Then we will need another bailout.

    This is like: do you teach someone to fish or do you keep purchasing the fish for him, with borrowed bailout money from China?

    Wait one minute. How did China get so much money and America get so poor?

    a. America started giving China all the high paying manufacturing jobs when America joined the WTO.

    b. China uses these manufacturing jobs to produce manufactured goods.

    c. America then borrows money from China to buy all of these manufactured goods produced in China.

    d. Then America starts into a Depression because all the high paying JOBS was send off to China and the Politicians tell us; “What we need now is more new JOBS” so they Borrow Trillions of more Dollars more from China to pay for all those Imports from China.

    e. The only thing the American Politicians have created in the last 15 years is the largest NATIONAL DEBT in History for our Children and Grand-Children to pay off by flipping hamburgers at McDonalds.

    American Politicians can not keep sending all of those good paying jobs off shore to China and expect the American workers to work checkout at Wal-mart or flip hamburgers at Macdonald’s for minimum wages.

    This is really starting to look like all of those American Globalist Politicians have declared War on the American People and Workers and are trying to destroy America from within to usher in their great “One World Order” in through the back door.

    The America Politicians have already given our entire Manufacturing Base to China.

    Do you want know the definition of a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY?

    That’s a country that has lost control of the national Currency and has no Industrial Manufacturing Base. Wait a minute that’s sounds like America?

    The American Politicians are going to keep screwing the America workers until they lose everything and that’s exactly where we are headed. If that happens, I would not want to be a politician in either party.

    At some point the America people will get so damn mad, I predict they will be shooting people in the street. They may even want a put all of those American Globalist Politicians on trial for treason and seize all their family wealth for destroying our great country.

    Then at some point things may get damn nasty in Washington, D.C.

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  12. Darius

    Martin the MORON. How the F*** does this guy have a job? I have no idea how in once sentence you can claim the Durable goods sold more than expected, signaling an end to the recession yet no one has created any jobs, unemployment is still growing, and housing is toast. Will an editor please step up and put an end to Martin’s Drivel and DISINFORMATION.

    “Together, the data Wednesday signal that the recession could be at or near a bottom.

    Yet new-home sales fell unexpectedly last month. It was a reminder that any recovery in the housing market will be long and slow.”

  13. Harry Dingey

    International Trade is a Ponzi scheme. “This is an unsustainable progression of a moving all the highest paying Jobs off shore to have $2/day Slave Labor in China produce products for Industrialized Countries of the World”.

    The REAL problem is that International Globalization of Trade is a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Ponzi scheme.

    Here is how it works:

    First you move all the highest paying jobs off shore to biggest labor market in the world.

    Of Course in China that means you can get your products produced by the slave labor cost of $2/day.

    Now you take all of these finished products and shipped then back to America, the largest and most expensive product market in the world. That way my International Company will make the largest profit possible on every item produced.

    You get the products produced by the Slave labor and then you bring back too America and sell the product for best price.

    But, then like all PONZI schemes there is this big problem of at some point in time you run out of people to sell your product too.

    You say.. Why do you say that?

    That is exactly where we are right now in this Ponzi scheme cycle. But, it seams I am the only person in the whole world completely understands it.

    All the Industrial Countries of the world elected to join the NAFTA or the WTO and they thought this was the most efficient way to produce products.

    Now we the people of all of the Industrial Countries are all going to be forced into bankruptcy and lose everything we have worked for all of our lives. That includes our Job, our home if mortgaged, our Pensions and everything else.

    This is going to be exactly like the Big Depression of the 1930s, except this Depression will be much, much worse.

    Because during the 1930s there was no credit cards and credit was few and far between. Now, it seems everything we own has been purchased on credit of some type. So, I guess now we will loss everything we own this time.

    To go back to what I have dubbed: “International Trade PONZIE SCHEME”.

    I want ask you just One Question.

    If all of the Industrial countries of the world moved all of the best paying jobs off shore to a SLAVE LABOR MARKET paying $2/day like they have done for the last 20 years.

    All of the Workers in the Industrial countries of the world will now be laid-off with no income and can not pay their bills.

    All of the workers in China the SLAVE LABOR CAPITAL of the world will be working for $2/day.

    HERE IS MY QUESTION:

    Please tell me: “who in the HELL will have enough money or Income to Purchase all of these SLAVE LABOR products”?

    Of Course the answer is “no one will have any money”.

    That is exactly where we are right now..

    The sad part about this is that all of this could have been avoided. Even the $875 Billion Dollars spent to Bailout Obama’s ole CFR buddies, the International Banksters and the Wall Street Gangsters.

    If American would drop out of NAFTA and the WTO right now things would automatically correct it self like it has always done for the last 216 years in America.

  14. Harry Dingey

    NAFTA and the WTO update…

    I CAN CREATE 15 MILLION JOBS ALMOST OVER NIGHT right here in America !!!

    Here is my Job creation Computations:

    America Imported in 2006 mainly from China, Mexico, Japan and India well over $760 Billion Dollars more than we exported in 2006.

    The $760 billion dollar import number that I am quoting includes Oil Imports which is something that America cannot change over night therefore must be subtracted out of total import number. The total U.S. crude oil imported during 2006 amounted to: $309.4 billion dollars of crude oil in 2006.

    So, $760 billion minus $309.4 billion = $450.6 billion dollars worth of Manufactured Goods that could have and should have been produced right here in America.

    Based on conventional wisdom in job creation, if you take $450.6 billion dollars worth of imported goods / $30 billion to create one million jobs = 15.02 million jobs would be automatically created almost over night.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Now because some of you people still do not understand what I an saying. I am going to recalculate the cost of the Trade Deficit in REAL TIME Jobs.

    So please do not tell me the stock answer: “YEA, but look at all of the EXPORTS JOBS the USA will LOSE.”

    The American people have been BRAIN WASHED into thinking GLOBALIZATION is in the best interest of the American Peoople.

    I think they are trying to destroy the USA because that will be the final outcome.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Total USA Imports in 2006:
    ———————————-

    $ 2,211.7 billion —— (This includes Crude Oil)
    $ 309.4 billion less — (Spent on Imported Crude Oil)

    $ 2,211.7 billion minus $ 309.4 billion = $ 1,902.3 billion total manufacturing imports.

    ————————————————————————————————–

    $ 1,902.3 billion / 30 billion=63.41 million jobs lost to Imports from China, Mexico, Japan and India.

    ==================================================

    Total USA Exports in 2006:
    ———————————-

    $ 1,451.7 Billion / 30 billion=48.39 million Jobs created from Exports.

    If USA Pulls out of NAFTA and WTO right now:

    USA could possibly lose 48.39 million Jobs from EXPORTS.
    However, I am sure many countries will still export many items from the USA because they will be forced too. That would create even more jobs gained than I have estimated.

    USA would absolutely gain 63.41 million Jobs created by manufacturing IMPORTS right here in the USA.

    So, 63.41 minus 48.39 = 15.02 million NET JOBS GAINED.

    An increase of 31% increase in creating new Jobs by closing the doors to the USA the world’s largest consumer market in the entire world.

    My calculation means an ABSOLUTE 15.02 million Jobs gained. even if the rest of the world did not buy one penny of USA EXPORTS.

    But, instead the Washington Politicians with all their Infinite Wisdom elected to move all of that manufactured goods off shore to China. Even as America has up-ward of 17% unemployment rate and climbing.

    Then to make things even worse the Federal Government must borrow money from China and Japan to purchase back these very products as they are being brought back into America.

    I think we are witnessing the Federal Government in the process of transferring all America Assets off shore to Communist China on a silver platter.

    Why would the American Government sit on their A$$ and watch as all the Manufacturing Base and all our high Technology are being shipped off shore to a Communistic Country like China?

    Make no mistake about it China is still a Communistic Country.

    We are handing all of the American Military Defenses and our entire manufacturing base over to China on a silver platter.

    This must be stopped if AMERICA is to SURVIVE.

  15. Joe

    Well, Mr. Martin, you did it again. “Reports Show Modest But Steady Recovery” … The first sentence tells us exactly what a BS shyster your are … “Mixed reports Monday on manufacturing, construction and personal income and spending made clear that the economy is enjoying modest growth even though the recovery remains fragile.” Mixed reports made clear????? Personal income went DOWN. Spending up … that’s a bad combo, Mr. shlomo. With debt levels still at record high, the worst can happen is for consumers to have no choice but to keep spending WHILE their income becomes worthless!

    ISM employment measure grew … while projections going fwd, by ISM participants, went down … is this really good news? Or is it just the short term beneficial (and long term detrimental) move created by this obama-shlobama govt (as bad as Busheister) promising to save payroll taxes for businesses … ONLY until the end of this fiscal calendar, which is SEPT!!!!

    Chip makers … maybe … they might be seeing higher demand given that their commoditized products get cheaper. But that doesn’t help the economy. It doesn’t mean businesses that buy new PCs (also commoditized) are doing it in full force of expansion and for growth … it means that before the bernanke induced inflation hits, they better at least take advangtage of the desparate pricing they’re seeing.

    Auto sales???????? These car companies are dumb enough to think that the govt induced sales growth will continue. The people that prob wanted to buy this yr, already bought. Some others may buy in first half … but wait till the more difficult sales comps in the 2nd half … if the economy doesn’t spike up … those car companies are gonna let the poor mfr workers go … again!

    Housing is going back down .. would be hitting ground zero if this stupid govt didn’t keep postponing or pushing back when this will hit bottom. Inventories up … of course all the shlomo people is housing make excuses like the weather, blah, blah, blakkkhaaa. At least the good ol American manufacturers didn’t BS and didn’t use bad weather as an excuse for slowdown in activity.

    With all of this, some, maybe most, of which you pointed to in your article, you still gave it an overall ‘positive’ title … KNOWING that us poor Americans are at a stage where just reading the title of an article is good enough.

    You are truly the most BS’ing econ/fin reporter that I have read. Hopefully your fellow bankstein boys are paying you well under da table.