Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Tyler Cowen

  1. Great graph illustrating sequelitis from Box Office Quant. Via Cool Infographics
  2. Interactive infographic listing the various carbon footprints of everything from bananas to soccer matches to trans-pacific flights. Via Information is Beautiful.
  3. Interesting article on the rise of China, understood as the rise not of an economic system or nation but of an ethnic group. I wonder what Benedict Anderson would say?
  4. Three interesting pieces on North Korea, all from NKEconomyWatch. The first is an in-depth analysis of North Korea's refugees. The second is potentially terrifying news (now redacted) about possible Chinese troops being stationed in North Korea (WWIII here we come). And the third is a collection of brutal anecdotes surrounding the consolidation of Kim Jong un's power. 
  5. Marginal Revolution's US fact of the day is depressing.
"American schools are more segregated by race and class today than they were on the day Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, 43 years ago. The average white child in America attends a school that is 77 percent white, and where just 32 percent of the student body lives in poverty. The average black child attends a school that is 59 percent poor but only 29 percent white. The typical Latino kid is similarly segregated; his school is 57 percent poor and 27 percent white.
Overall, a third of all black and Latino children sit every day in classrooms that are 90 to 100 percent black and Latino."

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