Originally Posted by Russian Crushin
Now how about per capita?
Hey I'm not saying the South doesn't have economic issues, my point was that I think you're overstating it a bit.
Per Capita isn't necessarily more revealing than general GDP in my opinion. The basic GDP is at least a real world number. Per capita GDP however is an average that supposedly represents individuals, but which is quite limited in it's ability to do so (for our purposes) because it does not factor in income distribution. In some states, including in some of those that are highest on the list of Per Capita GDP among the non-Southern states ( New York , California, District of Columbia etc.) there is a huge gap in income distribution.