Graph of the Day for October 4, 2009

"...[our predecessors] understood that the danger of too much government is matched by the perils of too little; that without the leavening hand of wise policy, markets can crash, monopolies can stifle competition, the vulnerable can be exploited."

President Obama, to a joint session of Congress on September 9, 2009.

Source:  the Heritage Foundation

Hoven's Index for October 4, 2009

Zimbabwe's unemployment rate, as estimated in 2005: 80%.

GDP per capita of Zimbabwe in 2008:  $200.

Rank of Zimbabwe in GDP per capita in 2008, among 229 countries:  229.