The Joy of Stats About the video Hans Rosling says there’s nothing boring about stats, and then goes on to prove it. A one-hour long documentary produced by Wingspan Productions and broadcast by BBC, 2010. A DVD is available to order from Wingspan Productions. Raising the roof on debt Peter Schiff is one of the few non-biased investment advisors to have correctly called the current bear market before it began. Published time: May 17, 2011 18:38 Today the U.S. government officially borrowed beyond its $14.29 trillion statutory debt limit.
Crisis narrows China-UK gap About this Video 200 years ago, United Kingdom was a leading nation of the world – both in regard to health and economy. In this video, Hans Rosling details UK’s 200-year journey, to present time, and also shows that China, in the coming five years, will narrow the gap to UK faster than ever. Related content What We've Learned From Nafta - Room for Debate It Lowered Wages, as It Was Supposed to Do Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research A main purpose was to let U.S. firms locate in Mexico without fear of nationalization or restrictions on repatriating profits. Everyone Benefited From a Larger Economy Eugene Beaulieu, University of Calgary Nafta facilitated an integrated North American economy, letting producers obtain and produce goods continentally and compete globally. It Successfully Undermined Regulations Yves Smith, Naked Capitalism Arbitration panels designed to protect transnational investments have precedence over domestic courts and the rights of Americans.
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Information is beautiful: war games Amid confusion over the rise in defence cuts, I was surprised to learn that the UK has one of the biggest military budgets in the world - nearly £40bn ($60 bn) in 2008. But I was less surprised to see who had the biggest. Yep, the United States spent a staggering $607bn (£402 bn) on defence in 2008. Currently engaged in what will likely be the longest ground war in US history in Afghanistan. Harbourer of thousands of nuclear weapons. 1.5m soldiers. Fleets of aircrafts, bombs and seemingly endless amounts of military technology. Human rights & democracy statistics About this Video In this video, made for the Oslo freedom Forum 2009, Hans Rosling discuss the difficulty in measuring progress in Human Rights in the form of comparable numerical statistics. He also shows the surprisingly weak correlation between existing estimates for democracy and socio-economic progress.
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Germany Wins a Popularity Poll It hasn’t won many fans for its reaction to Europe’s financial crisis — but a new poll suggests that Germany is actually more popular than some might suspect. In the survey conducted by GlobeScan for the BBC, over 26,000 randomly selected people from 25 countries were asked to rate 16 countries and the European Union on whether their influence in the world was “mainly positive” or “mainly negative.” (The 16 countries were: Germany, Canada, the U.K., Japan, France, Brazil, the U.S., China, South Korea, South Africa, India, Russia, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan and Iran.) Germany, which knocked Japan off the top spot, got positive reviews from people in Spain, France, Ghana and Australia.
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