Comment on Ishihara: “Japanese Is The Only Non-White Modern Nation” by Daisuki-chan:

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Taiwan and South Korea are well behind in per capita GDP, Hong Kong is a good chunk back (and shouldn’t be conflated with the PRC (commonly known as China) anyway), and Singapore is a little ahead. Therefore everything you said in your third sentence is wrong, with the thing closest to being right being “Singapore…would look at Japan as down-right poor.”, which is also wrong, as Singapore is only 7.4% ahead of Japan in per capita GDP.


Daisuki-chan made other comments on this post:

  • Ishihara: “Japanese Is The Only Non-White Modern Nation”:
    My post and its parent didn’t mention PPP GDP, which is not the default when one mentions GDP. So you’re just starting a new discussion there (which needs to consider another layer, the modification of nominal GDP to PPP GDP), not replying to anything I said. I’ll just say that PPP isn’t better for everything, as the world actually cares directly about currency exchange rates, too. It’s true that if you have a bunch of money you can move to Squalorland and have it last longer, but that won’t …

  • Ishihara: “Japanese Is The Only Non-White Modern Nation”:
    So $49,270 is “massive” compared to $45,870 to you. Fine. But then I guess the distance to Taiwan ($19,888; Japan beats that by 130.6%, over 17 times what Singapore beats Japan by!) must be mind-boggling. And I guess the United State’s $48,386 when compared to the United Kingdom’s $38,591 (the U.S. beats the U.K. by 25.4%, over triple the proportion that Singpore beats Japan by!) is more than merely “massive”. As far as I know, the “pitiful” U.K. is still considered first world, even though it …

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