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"National Economies" also hide great differences within them, especially when you're talking about the huge "economies" like the US, China or the EU.

The idea of a "national economy" has long been relatively meaningless when it comes to especially impoverished countries, where the so-called "informal economy" accounts for the vast majority of true economic activity, and is generally entirely unmeasured, if not unmeasurable.

So anyway, we know what terms you don't like.  What would you suggest we use instead?

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Wed Nov 22nd, 2006 at 06:17:54 AM EST

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