Quote of the Week: Steve Forbes on Measuring Success of Economy

Thursday, March 12, 2009 20:05
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In the recent piece World’s richest not so rich, Gates regains top spot Chief Executive of Forbes Magazines Steve Forbes is quoted as saying:

“Billionaires don’t have to worry about their next meal, but if their wealth is declining and you’re not creating numerous new billionaires, it means the rest of the world is not doing very well,” he told reporters.

Looks like we now have a new measure of how prosperous a nation is. The number of its billionaires, which would make
Zimbabwe the clear winner.

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