One Reason That We Have Nutella

Inside a jar of Nutella you might have a little bit of the Ivory Coast, Turkey, Malaysia, the EU and the US. Processed in the EU, Turkey, Russia, Australia, North or South America, the cocoa and hazel…

5 Best Places To Be Born

In 1988, the United States was ranked #1 as the best country in which to be born. The people who did the ranking for The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) selected criteria that you would expect. They…

Do You Like the GDP?

Having just come across the “Better Life Index,” I started thinking about Ed Koch, a former mayor of NYC who often asked everyone, “How am I doing?” Here are some thoughts abou…

Who Does the Housework?

Who makes dinner in your home? Walks the dog? Goes to the supermarket? A study from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) compared unpaid work in 29 countries. Predictably, …

A Big VAT

Dating back to the 18th century, the Chinese vase that a brother and sister found “in a dusty attic” sold for $69.5 million at a London auction. The NY Times called it a “treasure-in…

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