April 23, 2015

...AND RICHER...:

How Much Is the U.S. Worth? (ERIC MORATH, 4/23/15, WSJ)

A government economist puts that figure, from sea to shining sea, at $22.98 trillion.

That's William Larson's estimate for the value of the 1.89 billion acres of land that accounts for the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia. The dollar figure--equal to about 1.4 times last year's gross domestic product-represents only the value of the land, and not buildings, roads or other improvements, and excludes bodies of water.


Posted by at April 23, 2015 7:44 PM
  

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