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You??ve Never Thought about the U.S. Economy Like This

Getting a new perspective on an old idea can be jarring.

Getting a new perspective on an old idea can be jarring.

Take the example of a world map.

Just look at how different the map below looks compared to the one you??ve seen your entire life.

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Source: http://vladstudio.deviantart.com/art/World-Map-Upside-Down-129838266

How can something so familiar seem so disorienting?

First, it reminds you that ideas of ??north? and ??south? are arbitrary constructs.

Second, the map is also “rotated” so that China, Indonesia and Australia are in the center of the world. The United States and Europe are little more than ??southern? backwaters.

You can apply a similar shift in perspective to looking at the U.S. economy.

Read more about how a change in perspective can lead to profitable insights at Eagle Daily Investor.

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Nicolas A. Vardy is the London-based International Economics Correspondent for Human Events.

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You’ve Never Thought about the U.S. Economy Like This

Getting a new perspective on an old idea can be jarring.

Take the example of a world map.

Just look at how different the map below looks compared to the one you’ve seen your entire life.

Source: http://vladstudio.deviantart.com/art/World-Map-Upside-Down-129838266

How can something so familiar seem so disorienting?

First, it reminds you that ideas of “north” and “south” are arbitrary constructs.

Second, the map is also “rotated” so that China, Indonesia and Australia are in the center of the world. The United States and Europe are little more than “southern” backwaters.

You can apply a similar shift in perspective to looking at the U.S. economy.

Read more about how a change in perspective can lead to profitable insights at Eagle Daily Investor.

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