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How We Share the World

How We Share the World
This interactive graphic shows how the world is divided according to six different socioeconomic variables. The land area of each country represents its share of the worldwide total. Click on a circle to reshape the map For attribution and data sources, scroll to the bottom. I have been having fun experimenting with cartograms lately. As maps go, they have their shortcomings. For more information about what a cartogram is, have a look at my last two posts, The Housing Value of Every County in the U.S. and A Striking Perspective on New York City Property Values. For this map, I looked at several different socioeconomic variables to include. The GDP-scaled map makes it clear how dominant the U.S. economy is. Government Debt Looking at the world scaled by government debt, the first thing that jumps out is Japan. Population / Births Asia is home to about three fifths of world’s population, and arguably the 10 largest human settlements in the world. Wealth Extreme Wealth Attribution Follow Metrocosm

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Les dix meilleurs cartes de la ville de New york en 2015 Despite spending an inordinate amount of time each day looking at maps, it is beyond me to select a list of the best maps from among everything posted last year on the web. There are far too many, more than I could ever hope to find, for the list to have any real meaning. Sticking to what I know best, I have compiled my favorite maps of 2015 that cover New York City. Because of its density and diversity of people and culture, its high availability of public data, and its large tech community, New York makes for some outstanding maps. With all the great work that has been done, this list could really be many times larger. But sticking to a “top 10” format, these are, in my opinion, the very best, listed in no particular order.

25 maps that explain the English language by Libby Nelson on March 3, 2015 English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the Vikings through the 21st century.

Not all poor children can become slumdog millionaires Today’s blog for Universal Children’s Day is by Olivier Thevenon and Alastair Wood of the OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Some children are luckier than others. The story of Jamal Malik in the 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire is a rags to riches story of a young Indian boy from the slums of Mumbai.

World InfoZone - African Origins Menu It has been estimated that only sixty thousand years ago a small number of people took part in migration from Africa. The descendants of these people populated the world. DNA testing can be used to look at migration routes and common ancestry. Since the first people left Africa there have been periods of migration. Today, a new surge in migration is taking place. At the end of the twentieth century a report by the United Nations estimated that one hundred and seventy-five million people lived outside their countries of birth.

Log In Our industrialized food system nourishes more people, at lower cost, than any comparable system in history. It also exerts a terrifyingly massive influence on our health and our environment. Photographer George Steinmetz spent nearly a year traveling the country to capture that system, in all its scope, grandeur and dizzying scale. His photographs are all the more remarkable for the fact that so few large food producers are willing to open themselves to this sort of public view. 131 - US States Renamed For Countries With Similar GDPs by Frank Jacobs Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a convenient way of measuring and comparing the size of national economies. Annual GDP represents the market value of all goods and services produced within a country in a year. Put differently: GDP = consumption + investment + government spending + (exports – imports) Although the economies of countries like China and India are growing at an incredible rate, the US remains the nation with the highest GDP in the world – and by far: US GDP is projected to be $13,22 trillion (or $13.220 billion) in 2007, according to this source.

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What happens when education levels increase? For at least the past one 100 years, the growth of industrialised economies has been remarkably balanced; output per worker has increased at a roughly constant rate, while the capital-output ratio, the real return on capital, and the shares of capital and labour in national income have remained fairly constant (Kaldor 1961, Jones 2015). Understanding why economies exhibit balanced growth is important for policymakers interested in how new technologies and changing institutions will affect long-run economic performance and the division of income between capital and labour. In recent work (Grossman et al. 2016), we study the causes of balanced growth and argue that it results from schooling levels increasing over time. This suggests investment in education has a crucial, but previously overlooked role in shaping long-run growth dynamics.

Here's Everyone Who's Emigrated to the U.S. Since 1820 From 1820 to 2013, 79 million people obtained lawful permanent resident status in the United States. The interactive map below visualizes all of them based on their prior country of residence. The brightness of a country corresponds to its total migration to the U.S. at the given time. Trump withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership amid flurry of orders Donald Trump has begun his effort to dismantle Barack Obama’s legacy, formally scrapping a flagship trade deal with 11 countries in the Pacific rim. The new president also signed executive orders to ban funding for international groups that provide abortions, and placing a hiring freeze on non-military federal workers. Trump’s decision not to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) came as little surprise.

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