October 2007

What Everyone Earns, On Average

There are 6.7 billion people on earth. And while the global economy is now measured in the tens of trillions of dollars each year, we wonder: On a worldwide basis, what is the average income per person? Is it:

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College King of the Universe

For decades, the U.S. education system was the envy of the world. It was a key factor in explaining the material well-being of the average American. In particular, the United States was noted for its comparatively high number of college graduates. We wonder: Which of these countries now has the highest share of college graduates among its young professionals?

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Seeing Red

Every five years, China's Communist Party meets in Beijing to discuss and shape the country's future. We wonder: Where would the Chinese Communist Party's total membership rank among the world's most populous countries — if it were a separate, sovereign nation?

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