Offshore tax avoidance or evasion is nearly the exclusive preserve of the global elite. Eighty percent of all offshore wealth belongs to the top 0.1% of earners worldwide, while 50% belongs to the even smaller group of the top 0.01%. We wonder: Which set of countries has more than half of its GDP in offshore tax havens?
A. Russia, China and India
B. United States and Mexico
C. Spain, Italy, France, Germany and the UK
D. United Arab Emirates, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia Continue reading →
The oldest winery was discovered in Armenia and dates back to 4,000 BC. Some 6,000 years later, 242 million hectoliters (hl) of it was consumed worldwide in 2016. We wonder: In which country of the world do people consume the most wine?
Over the last 200 years, human height has steadily increased. This phenomenon can largely be explained by rising living standards and resulting improvements in health and nutrition. We wonder: Which country has the tallest average male height in the world?
Recycling was initially popularized during World War II’s resource shortages. It then returned on the global agenda in the 1960s and 1970s as part of the emerging environmental movement and to deal with the energy crisis. We wonder: Which of the following countries recycles the greatest share of its waste?
The G7 group of nations includes the United States, Japan, Germany, UK, France, Italy and Canada. It was originally set up to promote coordination of the global economy. With four of seven members, European nations have always been overrepresented in the G7. We wonder: Which European member of the G7 is the only one that will remain among the top ten economies in the world in 2050?
During the recent economic recession and slow recovery, millions more young people in developed countries moved in with parents. We wonder: Which of the following countries has seen the biggest increase since 2005?
B. United States
C. United Kingdom
From its enticing aroma and robust flavor to the stimulating kick of its caffeine, coffee has long been a drink of choice for starting the day. We wonder: Which nation consumes the most coffee per person?
Milk is an important source of energy and nutrition for many people, especially children, all around the world. It is not only drunk fresh, but is processed into butter, yogurt, cheese and many other foods. We wonder: Which country produces the most milk?
A. United States
E. New Zealand