The Harsh Truth Of An Epidemic

1618 WordsJun 29, 20157 Pages
I know that I cannot be the only person on this green and blue planet to ever wonder why people like me, can simply walk down stairs in my two story home, go to the kitchen and fix myself a nice sandwich and grab an ice cold water bottle, then safely walk up stairs in my air conditioned home and then lay down in my own room and bed. All while, somewhere else, on this same green and blue earth, there is some person my age, with no home, no food to eat, no clean water to drink, or even a bed to lay on. Not at a micro level, for example someone else in my city or country, but this theoretical person is in another country, sharing the same struggles with hundreds and thousands of peers, family, and friends. The harsh truth is that there are…show more content…
This is according to my macroeconomic textbook and Investopedia the website. According to the world data bank, the United States of America is ranked first with 16,768,100 million in international dollars. Then there is a country that actually exist, with 36 million dollars international dollars called Tuvalu. Now Tuvalu is not a big country, so in a macro level does not raise a problem. It does raise an eyebrow to see how rich the United States is compared to the rest of the world. But countries like Niger, that has a GDP of 16,337 million international dollars does raise a problem. All my following data that I am about to present, was discovered at the Central Intelligence Agency, in the World Fact book section of the website. Niger’s labor force is 5.8 million as of 2014, with an unemployment rate of 5.1%. Their poverty line is at 63%, with a population of 17.83 million people since 2013. Inflation is at 2.3% and their budget surplus is at -12.6% of GDP in 2014. Niger’s export partners consist of Nigeria with 54.2%, South Korea with 26.2% and Ghana with 6.7%. The commodities they import are foodstuffs, machinery, vehicles and parts, petroleum and cereals. These overall are not very good statistics, I am also not going to generalize poor countries by this one country’s statistic, for it is only an example of
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