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The percentage of income spent on tuition has greatly increased for the poorest Americans, but has remained relatively stable for the wealthiest quintile.
–from The New York Times
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The cost of living in Singapore has grown considerably in the past year making it the most expensive city in the world, followed by Paris, Oslo, and Zurich.
–from The Economist
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Since the US developed and deployed shale petroleum extraction techniques in 2009, America has become the world’s largest petroleum producer. The US has surpassed Saudia Arabia as well as a combined Europe, South America, and Central America.
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Between 2008 and 2014, an additional 15% of Americans view themselves as lower class, with 6% falling from upper to middle and another 8% dropping below middle.
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Taxes make up about the same amount of GDP as they did in the 1970′s. Although the amount fluctuated over the past forty years, following boom and bust cycles of the economy, the percentage is nearly the same.
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This chart, which maps civil unrest to food prices, shows that the higher food prices go, the more likely, and more frequent, civil unrest becomes.
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The age for a man to get married increased to 29 recently, which is nearly six years later than in the 1950′s. However, it’s only three years higher than the 1890′s. It seems the 1950′s were a time of unusually young marriages, seemingly amplifying today’s trends.
–from US News
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The US employs significantly more guards than comparable countries.
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Marriage rates are decreasing globally, but increasing in China and Russia. Americans have a very high divorce rate, as well as a comparatively short marriage length, at about eight years.
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