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November 14, 2009
Graph of the Day for November 14, 2009
"I find that I am fascinated by his intelligence, by his dedication. The only thing that frustrates me about Robert Mugabe is that he is so damned incorruptible." Andrew Young, Jimmy Carter's ambassador to the United Nations, in 1978.
"Our party must continue to strike fear in the heart of the white man, our real enemy!"
"The only white man you can trust is a dead white man."
"It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones." Robert Mugabe, head of government in Zimbabwe since 1980.
Source: UN World Health Report 2008. ("Zimbabwe" label added by author, using CIA Factbook.)
Hoven's Index for November 14, 2009
Zimbabwe's GDP per capita, 2006 through 2008: $200 (lowest in the world).
Life expectancy: 45.77 (ranking 213 highest, of 224).
Unemployment rate: 80% (3rd highest in the world).
Real GDP growth rate: -14.1% (lowest in the world).
Inflation rate: 11.2 million % (highest in the world).
Debt: 259.4% of GDP (highest in the world).
Source: CIA Factbook.