It is amazing to see just how powerful volcanic eruptions can been and how many major eruptions have occurred in recent history
The US 10-Year Treasury bond, the global ‘risk-free’ benchmark, is smack-dab in the middle of the pack, lower than 32 countries and higher than 32 countries
The history of China is one of numerous competing states and changing borders
Starting with the 30-Years War in the early 1600s and running until World War II, global scale conflicts seem to occur regularly every 50 years or so.
The United States is the biggest importer for 12 of the 18 trade categories, including the largest ones: automobiles and refined petroleum
The North Atlantic is a ship graveyard
Hawaii has the highest ratio of government workers, the second highest government payroll costs per capita, and a fairly high debt-to-GDP of 19%.
‘We’re in a totally different ballgame’
The EU is comprised of an increasingly small collection of increasing productive areas surrounded by growing areas of lower than average productivity
The US is spending more then twice as much money per capita on healthcare, while experiencing a shorter life expectancy