I really liked this world resources map post on the Mint.com blog. I’ve noticed that Mint.com offers a variety of interesting visuals on its blog. I know that there are plenty of people who manage their money through Mint, and it does appear to be a very valuable resource.
At any rate, here is the map. What do you notice about where the resources are?
Clearly, there is a reason that we are in the financial position we are in. We are primarily focused on consuming. While exporting industry and raw materials may not be something feasible going forward, we do have the innovative potential to export ideas, technology and highly educated workers to other countries. It would be interesting to see what a map of knowledge resources looks like.
And it would be even more interesting to see where the U.S. placed on that map.