Monday, 21 January 2013

Scottish GDP per capita comparison

This is my first post on my new Blog.

For many people, an important question will be: "Can Scotland afford Independence?" This should apply to myself just as much as to anyone else. With this in mind, I set about establishing the facts as best I could. I thought country wealth as measured by GDP per capita would be a good place to start. I used World Bank data (2011) for the 25 wealthiest countries by GDP and compared them with calculated data for Scottish GDP from the Scottish Government website. What came out of this exercise was extremely interesting.