Parts of the Peten district are equally fertile, maize in this region yielding two hundredfold from unmanured soil.
But even supposing $1,000,000,000 to be a juster estimate according to present-day values, it is probable that the increase of this since 1790 has been more than a hundredfold and since 1850 (since when such data have been gathered by the census) about fifteenfold.
Its culms and leaves afford excellent fodder for cattle; and the grain, of which the yield in favourable situations is upwards of a hundredfold, is used for the same purposes as maize, rice, corn and other cereals.
Their legal salaries were absolutely insignificant, but they had been permitted to augment them ten and a hundredfold by means of private trade and gifts from the native powers.
But the Internet Renaissance dwarfs by a hundredfold, a thousandfold, the Renaissance of Europe.
On balance, this will be a hundredfold increase in productivity.