It appears that I am on a “statistics bent” today.
I have wondered from time to time why state capitals are often an obscure city rather than the hub of social and commercial life in a given state. Why Montpelier, Vermont; Frankfort, Kentucky; or Albany, New York? But this quirk probably saves these states from the following surprising statistic.
Were you aware that in many nations, if one were to deduct the nation’s capital from the calculation of the GDP, it would have a dramatic effect?