Posts Tagged ‘US’

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    Who Really Won the Olympics?

    Aug 15, 12 • 237 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes it is tough to decide who really is #1. Ask me who won the Olympics and I, as a former history teacher, might say the Mongol Empire. If you were to outline the Mongol Empire (1280AD) on a map, 15 contemporary countries would be totally or partially...  [read more]

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    Tricky Oil Questions

    Jun 17, 12 • 234 Views • No Comments

    1. Asked to list the world’s biggest oil consumers, most of us would be correct if we started with the US and China. With the US at 20.5% and China, 11.4% for 2011, we are almost at one-third of world consumption. 2. But then, it gets a bit tricky....  [read more]

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    (Mc)Wages Around the World

    May 21, 12 • 2890 Views • No Comments

    It can be tough to compare wages around the world. While lots of people could be called iPhone assemblers or auto workers or t-shirt makers, depending on the country, factory conditions, time off, the work day, all really differ. Not for McDonald’s. At...  [read more]