The Relentless March to Recession

“Show me the data,” demand those who cannot see a recession forming all around them and who keep parroting what they are told about the economy being strong because...

The Most Miserable Countries in the World

Some people believe that happiness comes from within. In the world of economics, however, happiness may be more linked to quantitative factors such as inflation, lending rates, employment levels,...

Hiring At US Companies Remained Modest In September

Private payrolls in the US increased 114,000 in September, slightly below an upwardly revised gain of 122,000 in the previous month, the Labor Department reports. The latest round of...

Mapped: The World’s Largest Exporters in 2018

Earlier this month, we showed you the world’s $86 trillion economy broken down by country, using nominal GDP calculations. While this is one useful way to view the global economic...

Ranked: Countries with the Most Sustainable Energy Policies

Earlier this month, we showed you the world’s $86 trillion economy broken down by country, using nominal GDP calculations. While this is one useful way to view the global economic...

Visualizing the Composition of the World Economy by GDP (PPP)

Earlier this month, we showed you the world’s $86 trillion economy broken down by country, using nominal GDP calculations. While this is one useful way to view the global economic...

Form and Function: Visualizing the Shape of Cities and Economies

If you’ve ever flown cross-country in a window seat, chances are, the bright lights at night have caught your eye. From above, the world tells its own story—as concentrated...

China’s Economy Continues to Weaken

The manufacturing sector–thanks to the U.S.-China trade war–continues to slow China’s economy. But the real problem may be an underperformance in the services sector that makes it impossible for...

How Technology is Disrupting the Construction Industry

If you’ve ever flown cross-country in a window seat, chances are, the bright lights at night have caught your eye. From above, the world tells its own story—as concentrated...

Ranked: The Megaregions Driving the Global Economy

If you’re a homeowner, there are probably a few things you’ve been neglecting to do. Perhaps the kitchen needs upgrading, or the roof needs replacing. We tend to procrastinate...

The Game of Life: Visualizing China’s Social Credit System

In an attempt to imbue trust, China has announced a plan to implement a national ranking system for its citizens and companies. Currently in pilot mode, the new system...

No Deal Brexit Still A Likely Option If Opposition Parties Fail...

Canada’s normally pro-UK ‘Globe and Mail’ summed up the prevailing external view of Brexit last week: “We begin this editorial with an apology to you, our faithful readers. In March, we...