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Exports to Mars

Exports to Mars

The Economist

Are aliens buying Louis Vuitton handbags, the Economist asks. Here’s the fact that might make you think they have a point: Adding up all imports and exports worldwide should bring you to zero. In 2010 however, the entire world exported $331 billion more than it imported. So – super-rich Aliens aside – why is that? The Economist has the full story.



Published in Weekly Filet #43