The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

18 February 2007

Welcome to Juneau, Belarus

Once in a while you'll hear mention of a state's economy (usually California's) being as large as that of some entire nation (usually France). Some kind soul on Flickr has ginned up a US map in which each state is labeled with the name of a country with a similar-sized economy: Texas = Canada, Illinois = Mexico, Tennessee = Saudi Arabia.

Dr B will be amused to see Oklahoma = the Philippines.

(Via Zack Wendling.)

Posted at 4:29 PM to Entirely Too Cool

Actually, i think after this last New Years that alaska is probably way better off than Belarus. But I think the weather is pretty similar too.

Posted by: Adam at 9:35 AM on 19 February 2007