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theeconomist:

Daily chart: world peace. This global peace index produced by The Institute for Economics and Peace, a think-tank, is composed of 23 indicators ranging from murder rates to weapons imports to conflicts being fought. It throws up some surprising results, such as that China was more “peaceful” than America in 2007.

Note that Brazil improved :]

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theeconomist:

Daily chart: America vs China. America’s economy made up 22% of world GDP in 2011; China’s just 10%. The perception in some countries that America is no longer the world’s pre-eminent economy is therefore somewhat premature. Nevertheless, on current trends China will surpass America somewhere around 2018.

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foreignaffairsmagazine:

Threat Inflation with Micah Zenko


After yet another foiled terrorist plot, what does the United States really have to fear? Editor Gideon Rose discusses “threat hyping” with author Micah Zenko, who argues that the nation is much safer than politicians and government officials would lead the public to believe. A near-nuclear Iran, unstable Middle East, occasionally aggressive Russia, and unstoppable China do not, in fact, pose these often cited dangers. Cutting military spending should not incite such anxiety, when even international terrorism does not qualify as a real threat to the existence or freedom of the United States.

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theeconomist:

Daily chart: internet economies. Britain’s internet economy is now bigger than its construction and education sectors. But Europe as a whole punches below its weight, mainly because its internet economy is held back by a lack of a single digital market.

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theeconomist:

Daily chart: how long leaders stay in office in different countries. Countries in the Middle East tend to hold on to their leaders longer than anywhere else (a little over eight years on average). Africa comes next at more than seven years.

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