This may or may not be true

I’ve not checked and I’m not going to:

said Bangladesh has the fastest growing economy in Asia

But that’s a bugger of a change since the 1970s and 80s, isn’t it? When someone can claim that without being howled down with screams of laughter?

10 thoughts on “This may or may not be true”

  1. Last year my one cow had a calf. I doubled my herd.
    Last year my neighbor’s 10 cows had three calves. He increased his herd by 30%.

  2. I liked the stat recently that in 2015 the poorest area of the world, Somalia, had obtained a national income, education outcomes, life expectancy, healthcare etc of England of 1815, which was then the world’s richest country.
    200 years or 6 generations out of 12000 since agriculture was discovered between the richest and poorest. One 60th. That’s not much really.
    Though that doesn’t stop the grifters supporting policies to stop the gap closing further.

  3. Bloke in North Dorset

    “For the next few days Glasgow will have the fastest growing economy in Europe.”

    And the hottest air.

  4. “I liked the stat recently that in 2015 the poorest area of the world, Somalia, had obtained a national income, education outcomes, life expectancy, healthcare etc of England of 1815, which was then the world’s richest country.”

    How much of that national income is money given to them by richer nations?

  5. “For the next few days Glasgow will have the fastest growing economy in Europe.”

    Don’t know about that. If you balance all the, er… tourists with the damage they’ll cause, it’s probably going to end up about even, if not somewhat in the red.

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