2007
2012 - no maglev
2012 - maglev
Population
6,053,193
6,819,284
6,827,344
People/arable sq km
1463
1648
1500
Babies dying
2,534
2,854
2,778
AIDS - adults
1,106
2,062
1,677
Starving children < 5
29,564
33,305
21,977
Illiterate adults
385,165
433,911
369,905
Unemployed adults
1,090,664
1,228,699
1,079,608
Living in poverty
1,464,873
1,650,267
1,481,534
Drinking unclean water
544,787
613,736
546,188
No Sanitation access
423,724
477,350
375,504
Patients per doctor
531
598
543
Internet users
796,900
1,739,220
4,673,485
Cellular phones
4,343,000
8,322,052
9,762,696
Inflation
6.20%
7.40%
5.90%
GDP per capita US$
5,100
6,840
6,880
Trade balance MM$
-5,056
-7,229
-7,126
Government spending
-1,028
-4,480
-984
Reserves
6,979
3,859
3,852
Currency rate to US $
.709
.709
.709
External debt
7,628
8,842
8,142
The critical route for Jordan is in red. It
is possible to construct routes that
avoid Jordan completely (eastern
purple route or moving the northern
purple route entirely into Syria).  
Likewise, the red route can be shifted
west so that it is entirely within Israel.
No maglevs, no Jordan. It is that
simple.  Were we advising the Crown
Prince, we'd say go wild on solar arrays
on the sunny,flat areas and biofuels
like Jatropha on marginal land to create
jobs and lessen petro-dependence.  
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