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U.S. spending on Afghanistan and the United Nations

Jan 4, 2012
In this week's quiz, Stephan Richter shows us how U.S. spending in Afghanistan stacks up against American spending for the United Nations.
Posted In: afghanistan, United Nations, government spending

The consumption of the developed world versus the emerging world

Nov 11, 2011
The Globalist's Stephan Richter administers his latest quiz on consumption, and where emerging countries are overtaking the developed world.

What's the total global stock value in the U.S.?

Oct 31, 2011
Stephan Richter administers his latest quiz, this time on the United States' global stock value.
Posted In: Wall Street

The drop in fertility rates worldwide

Oct 17, 2011
In the middle of the last century, not a single country in the world had a birth rate below two children per woman. How many countries have a lower fertility rate now?

Where do most of the world's Muslims live?

Jul 12, 2011
The Globalist's Stephan Richter offers his latest quiz, on the population of Muslims around the world.

Which city accounts for the greatest share of the global economy?

Jun 28, 2011
The Globalist's Stephan Richter administers his latest quiz, this time on the metro area that accounts for the greatest share of global GDP.

The Globalist Quiz: Global gas prices

May 24, 2011
Stephan Richter, editor-in-chief at TheGlobalist.com, discusses which country has the highest gas price worldwide, and where the U.S. ranks out of 170 markets.
Posted In: Oil

Globalist Quiz: India's growing population

May 9, 2011
Stephan Richter from the Globalist.com quizzes host Steve Chiotakis on the growing global population -- especially in India, where the population is expected to rise by 313 million people by 2035.

How much global GDP do the world's 150 largest cities account for?

Apr 13, 2011
The Globalist's Stephan Richter offers his latest quiz.

Which country produces the most tobacco?

Mar 9, 2011
Stephan Richter of The Globalist offers his latest question, this time about the world's largest producer of tobacco.
Posted In: Agriculture

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About this collection

Food stamps turns 50 this year.  Since the program was written in to law, it's become one of those government programs that gets a lot of attention from politicians on both the left and the right -- especially recently.  The program has been growing furiously in the last 15 years -- one in seven Americans is on food stamps today. That's more than twice what the rate was in 2000.  Some of that can be explained by changing eligibility requirements and job-losses during the recession. But the fastest growing group of food stamp participants in the last few decades are people who have jobs and work full year-round.  And that suggests a deeper new reality. Even once the recession is fully behind us, could increased use of food stamps driven by low-wage jobs be a permanent fixture of the American economy?