28 February 2008
From the CIA Factbook
A ranking of the "current account balance" of 163 countries. I didn't post the entire list, which would be over three feet long vertically - too much for this blog. You can view the entire list at this cia.gov link.
It's not surprising that China, Japan, and Germany top the list. Then a group of oil-producing countries. Then Hong Kong, Finland, Angola...
So where is the United States? It's further down, below Belgium and below Botswana.
Keep going. Bangladesh is ahead of us, as is the Cook Islands.
Look further down. Lower than Cuba.
Keep going. Below Slovenia. Below Romania.