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  1. 09 Sep '09 06:27 / 1 edit
    Ok, these rankings are just cool:

    Site
    http://www.weforum.org/en/initiatives/gcp/Global%20Competitiveness%20Report/index.htm

    PDF:
    http://www.weforum.org/pdf/GCR09/GCR20092010fullrankings.pdf
  2. Standard member joneschr
    Some guy
    09 Sep '09 06:45
    Hmm, Switzerland #1, from a swiss non-profit organization. Bias or fact?
  3. 09 Sep '09 08:12
    I don't really know how meaningful a list such as this is, but at first glance it doesn't look unreasonable to me.
  4. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    09 Sep '09 10:25 / 1 edit
    Portugal ranked 79th in Macroeconomic stability. Malta 81st and the US is 93rd. East Timor is 21st, Nigeria 20t and Libya 4th?



    I'm guessing Sala-i-Martin was too busy celebrating FC Barcelona's victory in the Champions League to do any proper work.
  5. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    09 Sep '09 10:27
    Originally posted by eljefejesus
    Ok, these rankings are just cool:

    Site
    http://www.weforum.org/en/initiatives/gcp/Global%20Competitiveness%20Report/index.htm

    PDF:
    http://www.weforum.org/pdf/GCR09/GCR20092010fullrankings.pdf
    Those rankings are worthless. The World Economic Forum that issues them are nothing but a bunch of crooks. Anything they say should be immediately discarded.
  6. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    09 Sep '09 10:28
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Those rankings are worthless. The World Economic Forum that issues them are nothing but a bunch of crooks. Anything they say should be immediately discarded.
    Crooks?
  7. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    09 Sep '09 10:28
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Crooks?
    Did I stutter?
  8. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    09 Sep '09 10:37
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Did I stutter?
    No, that's why I asked. It looked like you actually believe that.
  9. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    09 Sep '09 11:15
    Originally posted by Palynka
    No, that's why I asked. It looked like you actually believe that.
    That is correct. They are crooks in the same vein as the G7, World Bank, WTO and the IMF. Their collective membership should be tried for crimes against humanity.
  10. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    09 Sep '09 11:22
    Originally posted by rwingett
    That is correct. They are crooks in the same vein as the G7, World Bank, WTO and the IMF. Their collective membership should be tried for crimes against humanity.
    I see.
  11. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    09 Sep '09 11:23 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Palynka
    I see.
    It doesn't seem so.
  12. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    09 Sep '09 11:48
    Originally posted by rwingett
    It doesn't seem so.
    Did I stutter?
  13. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    09 Sep '09 12:02
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Did I stutter?
    You seem to be of the opinion that the World Economic Forum are NOT composed of crooks. But as you have not stated so explicitly, I cannot tell if you are stuttering or not.
  14. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    09 Sep '09 12:54
    Originally posted by rwingett
    You seem to be of the opinion that the World Economic Forum are NOT composed of crooks. But as you have not stated so explicitly, I cannot tell if you are stuttering or not.
    I'll try to be more obvious with my sarcasm in the future. Maybe you'll be able to keep up.
  15. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    09 Sep '09 13:04
    Originally posted by Palynka
    I'll try to be more obvious with my sarcasm in the future. Maybe you'll be able to keep up.
    It's unlikely. I can be pretty dense when I choose.