Reader comment on: Not Bad for the Son of Abdulfattah Jandali
Submitted by J (United States), Apr 21, 2010 17:11
All true regarding the opportunities available in a free society - but comparing Apple's sales with Syria's GDP is a misleading comparison which an intelligent blog like this should know better than to engage in. Sales figures are gross output whereas GDP is value-added, so you're comparing apples and oranges in the way that people not familiar with basic economics (e.g., Naomi Klein) like to bash capitalism and large multinational firms.
here's a link via Google Books that explains this in a bit more detail:
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