Excerpt and Fact of the Day – Division of America Into Factions, Camps and Allegiances

By August 19th, 2013

                                                    The Relevance of Reason

– The Hard Facts and Real Data About the State of Current America – Business and Politics –

By Mack W. Borgen (2013)

                                                                    Excerpt

In Current America, America has become divided. “(I)t seems as though every statement has a consequence. Every position is now wrapped in a risk and is carried with a price.  …. ((W)e find ourselves divided into factions, camps, and allegiances — the rich and the poor, the concerned and the disgusted, the participatory and the apathetic, the delusional and the realists, the hopeful exceptionalists and the dark pessimists, the grumpy and the entitled, the bold and the assertive; the fearsome and the cautious, and on and on … (The Relevance of Reason  – Business and Politics, Borgen, M. p. 2.)

                                                          The Fact of the Day

“Although only appr. 2.5% of the U.S. workforce is employed in agriculture, the U.S. agricultural output is third in the world. The top 10 nations are as follows:

Agricultural Output

Ranking     Country       Agricultural Output               Ranking       Country       Agricultural Output

1.           China                  $516BB                                                 6.               Japan                        $71BB

2.          India                    $211BB                                                 7.               Russia                        $51BB

3.        United States  $165BB                                              8.               Turkey                       $51BB

4.          Indonesia            $  83BB                                               9.               France                        $42BB

5.          Brazil                    $  82BB                                            10.              Mexico/Spain             $36BB

All 2009 data (except U.S. and Japan data, which is 2008 data). The Economist: Pocket World in Figures, 2012 Edition.” (The Relevance of Reason – Business and Politics, Borgen, M. p. 171).

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