Since 1901, Nobel Prizes have been awarded to 846 different individuals for their achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics and fostering peace. We wonder: What percentage of the recipients are women?
In the eyes of its advocates, shale gas is a game changer. It will lead the U.S. economy to new heights, resuscitate U.S. manufacturing and bring many new jobs. It is also said to transform global energy relationships. But how is all that hype holding up? Which of the following statements about U.S. shale gas is true?
In 2012, the highest-paid CEO in the United States was Oracle’s Larry Ellison. He received about $96.2 million in total compensation. We wonder: How many times larger is the average CEO’s compensation compared to the average worker’s wages?
The U.S. Congress was unable to pass a budget — one of its primary Constitutional obligations — to keep the federal government open past September 30, the end of the 2013 fiscal year. While 800,000 federal workers were furloughed without pay, Congress itself is unlikely to feel the pinch financially. We wonder: Of the 535 members of the U.S. Congress, how many are millionaires?