Since the beginning of the year, volumes have fallen, with the GDP and the price of gas, to 6,000.
One measure: Take the question of publicly held debt as a percentage of GDP.
Over two years, the size of the federal government dropped from 16.2% of GDP to 13.1%.
Fundamentally, we should be asking for governments to spend 0.2 percent of GDP on research and development into green energy.
We could borrow an extra trillion dollars this year, and add only 0.07% of GDP to future debt-service costs.
Germany's economy collapsed following a reparations agreement, which sapped and consumed less than 10% of its GDP.
But this is one of the lowest rates in the world (c. 40% of GDP).
Up to 15% of their GDP is in the form of handouts, soft loans and technical assistance.
Some of them cost the country more than 10% of its GDP each (for example, the crisis of the bank shares in 1983).
Allocating three percent or less of GDP for defense could easily prove to be a ceiling and not a floor.