“The distribution of wealth among the nation’s families was more unequal in 2013 than it had been in 1989. For instance, the difference in wealth held by families at the 90th percentile and the wealth of those in the middle widened from $532,000 to $861,000 over the period (in 2013 dollars). The share of wealth held by families in the top 10 percent of the wealth distribution increased from 67 percent to 76 percent, whereas the share of wealth held by families in the bottom half of the distribution declined from 3 percent to 1 percent.”
3) out-of-wedlock births in France
was discovered in 2015, the smallest amount since 1947, according to figures from Edinburgh-based consulting firm Wood Mackenzie Ltd. This year, drillers found just 736 million barrels of conventional crude as of the end of last month.
“Going from the final quarter of 2015 through March of this year, 37 percent of unemployed Italians gave up their job search, while only 13 percent landed new work and a full half found their status unchanged.
On the opposite end of the scale, very few Greeks -- just 1 percent -- gave up their job hunt while only 4 percent found new employment in the economically hard-pressed nation.”
8) China Overtakes US in Scientific Articles, Robots, Supercomputers. Anatoly Karlin • August 29, 2016 • 1,600 Words
“…in the “hard”/STEM spheres that arguably matter more for technological progress – and which have much less in the way of a replicability crisis – China is already ahead of the US in terms of total publications: 34,000 to 28,000 in mathematics; 67,000 to 52,000 in physics and astronomy; 63,000 to 36,000 in chemistry; 120,000 to 67,000 in engineering; 49,000 to 41,000 in computer science. The only major spheres here in which the US remains considerably ahead are изобГетение табуГетовки и способов сГавнительно честного отъёма бабок у лохов medicine, biochemistry/genetics, pharmacology, and neuroscience. Otherwise, the US retains a preponderance in the the softer spheres: 10,000 to 2,000 in economics; 54,000 to 7,000 in social sciences, 27,000 to 2,000 in arts and humanities, and 23,000 to 2,000 in psychology. In one subcomponent that is arguably outright negative value added, that of Gender Studies, the US published 1,456 documents to China’s 23.”
Хе-хе, однопейсашная Amercia.
9) Объём перевозок железных дорог КНР в июле составил 263,5 млн. т, на 5,6% меньше y/y. Снижение с начала года — 7,3%, продолжительность — с нач. 2014 г., замедлилось в последние месяцы.
…автотранспортом… 2,83 млрд. т, на 6,5% меньше…, за семь месяцев минус 6,7%. …началось только в текущем году, тогда как в прошлом наблюдался рост.
…по внутренним водным путям сократились на 0,3% и составили 534 млн. т.
…авиатранспортом продолжает расти. В июле на 6,1% до 520 тыс. т., за семь месяцев — на 5,2% до 3,66 млн. т.