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The U.S. ranks 3rd in rice exports

11 April 2009 Leave a comment

According to the International Trade Centre, in 2005 the United States exported $1,290,696,000 worth of rice, or 15.1% of the world’s total, enough to make the United States rank third in that category. Thailand ranked first, exporting $2,321,682,000 worth of rice, or 27.1% of the world’s total.

The top five countries–Thailand, India, the United States, Pakistan, and Vietnam–acccounted for 79.8% of all rice exports.

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The U.S. ranks 24th in abortions

30 January 2009 4 comments

According to a study by the journal International Family Planning Perspectives, in 1999 (the year the study was published), the United States ranked twenty-fourth in terms of abortion rates. Vietnam ranked first.

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The U.S. ranks 9th for embracing a free market economy

29 January 2009 Leave a comment

According to a Pew Global Attitudes Project study of 2003, 72% of Americans feel that people are better off in a free market economy, which makes the United States rank ninth in that category. Vietnam ranks first, with 95% of respondents believing that people are better off in a free market economy. Interestingly, the United Kingdom–home to Adam Smith–doesn’t make the top ten.

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