Rockstar-statistician Hans Rosling has previously explained why the washing machine sparked the reading revolution and how 200 countries changed over 200 years. In this shortest TED talk ever given, Rosling uses a stack of stones to explain how global population growth will affect wealth distribution in the future and what will happen to the gap between the rich and the poor.
UN to investigate plight of US Native Americans for first time
The UN human rights inquiry will focus on the living conditions of the 2.7 million Native Americans living in the US
Still wondering what Occupy Wall Street is protesting? The common thread is institutional inequality. Here are some infographics. (Images via.)
Adding salt to the wounds of the new lost generation:
According to analysis by the Pew Research Center released Monday, younger Americans have been left behind as the oldest generation has seen wealth surge since the mid-1980s.
While it’s typical for older generations to hold more wealth than younger ones who’ve had less time to save, the gap between the two age groups has widened rapidly.
In 1984, households headed by people age 65 and older were worth just 10 times the median net worth of households headed bypeople 35 and younger.
But now that gap has widened to 47-to-one, marking the largest wealth gap ever recorded between the two age groups.
Attn: Mom, Dad, and the people who gave birth to pretty much everyone I regularly hang out with.
Daily chart: America vs China. China’s power has already eclipsed American influence in several important fields. A new study casts light on the world’s most important bilateral relationship.
How The Recession Changed Us, or, “economic disaster by the numbers.”
Source: The Atlantic
Ask An Irishman of the Day: Want to know what’s going on in Ireland with the Celtic Tiger and the banks and the downfall? Ask a real Irishman!
(sNSFW, a real Irishman.)
A Real Irishman Sums Up The Global Recession
I love this guy! Truer words may have never been spoken.
WHAT is up with the interviewer???
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