Archive for the ‘Global – Socioeconomic’ Category

Hong Kong’s GDP as a Percentage of Mainland China Greatly Diminished

September 29, 2014

In 1997, Hong Kong’s GDP as a percentage of the Mainland Chinese GDP was 18%, but has decreased fifteen percent over the past fifteen years, to 3% today.

–from Vox.com

Countries That Have Declared Independence from the United Kingdom

September 17, 2014

Scotland votes on whether to secede from the United Kingdom tomorrow and, if they do leave, they will join a vast array of former UK nations, starting with the United States in 1776 and continuing for hundreds of years and on every continent.

–from GlobalPost

American Middle Class Now Poorer than Canadian Counterparts

April 23, 2014

US Middle Income

The Canadian median per capita income is up nearly 20% since 2000 and has recently passed the US. However, the US still has the second highest and is expected to remain so for some time.

–from The New York Times

MIST Economies to Overtake BRIC in the Next Four Years

January 31, 2014

 

Americans Feel US Power in Decline

December 5, 2013

According to the latest Pew polling, 53% of Americans feel the US is less important and powerful than it was 10 years ago. This is 12% higher than 2009 and more than doubled compared to 2004.

–from Pew Research

Americans Have Highest Disposable Income in OECD

November 8, 2013

A new OECD study out today shows that Americans have the highest disposable income, but have a below (OECD) average life span, and twice the percentage of people who work over 50 hours a week compared to Canada.

–from The Atlantic and the OECD

Global Population Shifts in the Next Century

July 16, 2013

populations

Over the next 100 years the Earth’s population distribution is set to change radically, with China declining after 2030 and Nigeria, with the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa, skyrocketing. Click through for an extensive collection of additional graphs.

–from The Washington Post with data from the UN

Nigeria Predicted to Have more People than USA in 2050

June 26, 2013

 

The United States is expected to become the 4th most populous country in the world, behind China, India, and Nigeria, by 2050. In addition, India is predicted to outgrow China.

–from The Economist

China’s Air Pollution Problems

January 14, 2013

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WSJ with very concerning graphic and article about air pollution spikes in Beijing.

China’s Impact On Global Food Economy

January 12, 2013

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Earth Policy Institute with a nice piece about China’s food needs.


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