French books don’t really sell abroad. BBC News asks why.
More than 20% of Americans will be income-rich at some point, but it often doesn’t last. Which I consider depressing, for some reason.
Previous research has suggested that Americans think that our perceptions of wealth inequality are skewed. Anyway, some new research from Saint Louis University suggests that we actually overestimate income inequality. Which mostly goes to show how poorly the entire conversation conveys the important distinction between wealth inequality and income inequality.
Women who make career sacrifices to spend more time at home are happier. What about men?
Ebenezer Scrooge was a forward-thinking liberal.
A Japanese soldier continued to fight World War II for almost 30 years after it ended because he couldn’t believe that Japan had lost.
Japan is looking at building a real-life Gundam!
Teen pregnancy, abortion, and sex rates decline. Thanks, Obama.
Our patent system is out of control. Thanks, Carter.
Old maps don’t actually say “here be dragons” though a globe maybe does.
What would the United States look like if every state secessionist movement (not including North Colorado) were successful? Adam Ozimek considers the repercussions. I myself can barely conceptualize a 248-seat senate with equal representation among states.
Mapping weird sex laws in the United States.
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