Monday, February 25, 2008

News you can't really use

According to EPI News, the most manufacturing-intensive state is Indiana, "where manufacturing accounts for 28% of the state's gross domestic product."

And the indefatigable folks at FactCheck remind us of the three presidents, so far, who were elected while still serving in Congress. That happened in 1880, 1920, and 1960, so (I add) apparently we're overdue, and (has to be said) the records of the first three do not overwhelm.

1 comment:

Paul Botts said...

Not were all three of those presidents rather dismal in office (that would be one of the few three-president samples in which JFK would rank first), even more alarmingly they all _died_ in office!

Regarding Indiana's state economy, it's worth adding that the state's per capita GDP ranks 33rd out of 50. Other states ranking high in concentration of manufacturing jobs have similar ranks in per capita GDP: Michigan 35th, Ohio 28th, etc. States which have greatly reduced their concentration of manufacturing jobs rank much higher in GDP per capita: New York, Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts, etc.