Andrew Lawrence

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Tourist trap: China's surpluses may be bigger than thought | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Tales of Chinese tourist largesse providing a big boost to destination economies are legend. They may also be incorrect, with China’s current account surpluses understated as a result.<p>FILE PHOTO: A tourist from China takes pictures of Japanese traditional masks at a souvenir shop …

Economics

Seattle's Minimum Wage Has Been a Disaster, as the City's Own Study Confirms | Alex Tabarrok

This is the official study that was commissioned several years ago by the city of Seattle to study the impacts of raising the minimum wage, in a move …

Economics

The Kansas Supply-Side Experiment Unravels

Tax cuts were supposed to spur growth, boost revenue and create jobs. The results were the exact opposite.<p>When a governor announces an economic theory as a solution to a state’s fiscal problems, while challenging all comers to observe the results, that's something I want to pay attention to. And so …

Economics

This Cartographer Turned Roman Roads Into a Modern Subway Map

The Roman Empire didn’t have a subway map — or subways, for that matter. But it did have extensive roads: 55,000 miles of them, built over 700 years, …

Maps

How Much Should I tip

Mapped: The world’s most and least religious countries

WE ALREADY know about the religious composition of the world, but how religious exactly are the inhabitants of each country in the world?<p>The …

Sri Lanka

Mesmerizing maps show the global flow of refugees over the last 15 years

But what does that flow actually look like compared to the rest of the world?<p>Global security expert and research director at the think tank Igarapé Institute Robert Muggah knows. Earth TimeLapse, an interactive platform created by Muggah and Carnegie Mellon University, details over a 16-year span …

Time-lapse Photography

GM says Venezuela has seized its car plant

General Motors says it will immediately halt operations in Venezuela after its plant in the country was unexpectedly seized by authorities.<p>GM (GM) described the takeover as an "illegal judicial seizure of its assets."<p>The automaker said the seizure showed a "total disregard" of its legal rights. It …

Venezuela

Equal Pay Day: a wage gap fact check

How would someone go about finding the true wage gap numbers across gender and race groups in the US? Mona Chalabi investigates on Equal Pay Day<p>Hey there, hope your week is going well. I’m delivering this week’s fact check a bit early. Yesterday, I got an email from Daniel in Lancaster, California, …

Gender
Venezuela

Exactly How Does the Fed Raise Interest Rates?

How Does the Fed Raise or Lower Interest Rates?<p>Updated February 08, 2018<p>The Federal Reserve raises or lowers interest rates through its regularly …

Interest Rates

Facebook demographics analysis reveals several startling truths

Closer inspection of the above chart reveals a number of interesting spikes:<p>A disproportionate number of Facebook’s monthly active users claim to be 18 years old;<br>• Another spike occurs for profiles of users claiming to be 21 years of age;<br>• Spikes in user numbers then occur consistently at each age …

Personal Information

Changes in demand

Demand for tourism as a whole or demand for individual tourist destinations rarely remains static. Demand for tourism and tourist destinations can …

The 21 best universities in the world for budding economists

Economics is among those subjects. The profession has got a bad rap in Britain recently due to the inaccuracy of Brexit forecasts, but despite this interest in economics is on the rise.<p>The QS university ranking is based on the institution's reputation with academics and employers, and the number of …

College & University

Earth, Then and Now: Dramatic Changes in Our Planet Revealed by Incredible NASA Images

If you compare some of the photographs which can be found on NASA’s website, you can really see how human beings have changed the appearance of our …

Weather experts say new El Niño possible later this year

<b>Scientists from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) say there is a possibility of a new El Niño event forming later this year.</b><p>In 2015 and 2016, a powerful El Niño drove up global temperatures and played a role in droughts in many parts of the world.<p>Normally the weather phenomenon only …

Global Warming

Beached Whale Found With 30 Plastic Bags Crammed In Its Belly

A rare goose-beaked whale that repeatedly beached on a Norwegian shore was so ill that it had to be euthanized — and experts soon found out why. The 2-ton animal had about 30 plastic bags and other garbage packed in its stomach.<p>There was “no food, only some remnants of a squid’s head in addition to …

Pollution

Sushi as We Know It Will Be Wiped Out by 2050

Climate change will likely make good sushi incredibly expensive, and cheap sushi will be really gross.<p><i>This story is part of VICE's ongoing look at how climate change will have changed the world by the year 2050. Read more about the project here.</i><p>In 2050, your average trip to a sushi joint will most …

British Columbia

Found: A Lost Continent! (Really)

Originally published by Time<p>You’d think it would be hard to misplace an entire continent, what with the mountains and trees and all that other …

Earth Science

In 1958 Mao Zedong ordered all the sparrows to be killed because they ate too much grain. This caused one of the worst environmental disasters in history

Environmental disasters are common in the history of mankind, but not many can compare to the onw which began in 1958 in China. Mao Zedong, the …

China

The Stunning Early Infographics and Maps of the 1800s

Educational diagrams of scientific discoveries, from the moon’s surface to the longest rivers.<p>Have you ever wondered what the tallest active volcano …

Dow Jones

Who owns the Arctic? And who doesn’t?

The 100-year-old-fight over ice is fast becoming a fight over oil and water<p>By Seth Millstein<p>With the alarmingly high temperatures at the North Pole …

The Oligopoly Problem

In a recent T-Mobile commercial, one black-hatted outlaw breaks with the rest of his gang. “Aw,” he says, “I can’t do this anymore.” The message is not subtle. Yes, we’ve all been robbing you for years, declares T-Mobile, but at least we’ve decided we’re done with it. There’s more than rhetoric …

NASA Releases Incredible Images To Show How Earth Has Changed In Just 30 Years

NASA has released a new series of images that show the remarkable way the world has changed over the last 30 years. The agency has long been using …

5 Minutes Early Is On Time; On Time Is Late; Late Is Unacceptable

I have a magic pill to sell you. It will help you make more money, be happier, look thinner, and have better relationships. It’s a revolutionary new pharmaceutical product called Late-No-More. Just one dose every day will allow you to show up on time, greatly enhancing your life and the lives of …

Time Management

Overpopulation: More than a Resource Problem, It's a Psychological Threat

There are nearly 7.5 billion people on the planet right now. The question of how to feed, clothe, educate, employ, and hydrate everyone is a problem …

Population

Watch the human population skyrocket in 200 years | Cosmos

<b><br>It took 200,000 years for the human population</b> to reach a billion – and only 200 years to reach seven billion.<p>But growth has slowed as women have …

Mapped: The world's most polluted countries

We've covered the world's most polluted cities before. Delhi is in a league of its own, as this reporter can attest to; half an hour of sightseeing is enough to leave you with a sore throat. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the average concentration of PM 2.5 particles in the …

Mapping Population Density Across the Globe

Visualising Population Density Across the Globe<p>This exploratory map shows data from the fantastic Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) produced by …