IT is the largest driver for the economy and prosperity. Rob Atkinson, founding president of the IT Innovation Foundation, a Washington DC think tank, in his recent World Computer Congress presentation talked about: “in large U.S. firms, every dollar of ICT capital is associated with $25 of market value. $1 of non-ICT capital is associated with only $1 of market value.” And by 2020, “The Internet economy will add $3.8 trillion to the global economy- more than the total GDP of Germany.”

You should find this of interest:
The 2012 Legatum Prosperity Index: http://www.prosperity.com/Ranking.aspx
http://www.li.com/media/press-releases/2012-legatum-prosperity-index-american-dream-at-risk-in-key-election-year

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