Brian Bulfer
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Brian Bulfer 2009
Balanced Budget
oil on canvas, 35"x42"



Each disc is color coded from the bottom up measuring the population, purchasing power, stock of money and labor force of different countries.  Countries with the largest population are as follows: China, India, the European Union, United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Russia, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Germany, Egypt, Turkey, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Thailand, France, UK, Italy and South Africa.

Countries with the largest purchasing power are as follows: the European Union, United States, China, Japan, India, Germany, UK, Russia, France, Brazil, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Canada, South Korea, Turkey, Indonesia, Australia, Iran, Taiwan, Netherlands, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Argentina and Thailand.

Countries with the largest stock of money are as follows: Japan, China, United States, Burma, Canada, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, Poland, Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Czech Republic, Morocco, Turkey, Venezuela, Syria, South Africa, Algeria, Pakistan and Hong Kong.

Countries with the largest labor force are as follows: China, India, the European Union, United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Russia, Bangladesh, Japan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Vietnam, Mexico, Germany, Thailand, Philippines, UK, Burma, Iran, France, Ethiopia, Italy, South Korea, Turkey and Spain.


"The World Factbook" Central Intelligence Agency. Dec. 2009. <>