Hans Rosling

How Much Do You Really Know About the State of the World?

Take Hans Rosling's Test Your World Knowledge quiz and find out

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Hans Rosling is the proprietor of the invaluable Gapminder project that collects and displays vast amounts of environmental, economic, health, and population information in easily understood ways. Gapminder delivers on its promise of "unveiling the beauty of statistics for fact based world view."

Besides reading my book The End of Doom: Environmental Renewal in the Twenty-First Century, a visit to Gapminder will dispell most of the apocalyptic myths being peddled by political environmentalism. Nature ran a fascinating feature article on Rosling's life and work. The article, "Three minutes with Hans Rosling will change your mind about the world" links to to an 8 question quiz to test your knowledge of how humanity has been faring lately.

Just a tidbit to tempt you from the Nature article:

Rosling's charm appeals to those frustrated by the persistence of myths about the world. Looming large is an idea popularized by Paul Ehrlich, an entomologist at Stanford University in California, who warned in 1968 that the world was heading towards mass starvation owing to overpopulation. Melinda Gates says that after a drink or two, people often tell her that they think the Gates Foundation may be contributing to overpopulation and environmental collapse by saving children's lives with interventions such as vaccines. She is thrilled when Rosling smoothly uses data to show how the reverse is true: as rates of child survival have increased over time, family size has shrunk. She has joined him as a speaker at several high-level events. "I've watched people have this 'aha' moment when Hans speaks," she says. "He breaks these myths in such a gentle way. I adore him."

I adore him too.

I took the test and am embarassed to admit that I got only 7 of 8 right. I was close on the one I got wrong but my answer was a few percentage points off of the actual data. The Nature article notes that most participants in a meeting of Nobel Prize winners got the question about global average life expectancy wrong.

Click on over to the Nature article to take the Test Your World Knowledge quiz here. (Scroll down just a bit.)

BTW, did I mention that The End of Doom makes a splendid holiday gift. You really can't have or give out too many copies.

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  1. I adore him too.

    Hans and Ron sitting in a tree…

    1. S-C-I-E-N-C-E

    2. Hans and Rons are here to pump you up

      1. Yah, you girly men!

  2. I noticed something about that quiz – it was mostly facts where I really don’t care if I knew the correct answer.

    Nor do I put any faith in the ability of people to predict what conditions will be socially in 2100. Just look at the 1900-1916 predictions about the social conditions of the year 2000 for supporting evidence.

    1. Well, New York City IS uninhabitable because of all the shit, it’s just not literal horseshit like the futurists of 1900 were predicting.

    2. The point of the quiz is not to test one’s knowledge, but to surprise pessimists who think they know that the world is going to hell.

    3. I got 8/10. I just picked the non-intuitive answer each time.

      1. Really? On many questions, there wasn’t really a non-intuitive answer. Like when they ask you how many babies women are having, or what percentage of women go to school. They give you a wide range. I hardly got any right. I wasn’t ‘way off’ on those answers because I pretty much knew that everything was ‘gooder’ than NPR would have you believe, but I didn’t know if it was 80% or 90% or 70% of women attend primary school.

        1. I got 0 right, and I thought I was an optimist.

          1. Were you too optimistic, or not optimistic enough?

            1. Both, I go both ways. *waits for it, waits for it…

              1. Optimistic = this girl wants to have sex with me
                Not optimistic enough = that guy is not gay for me

              2. There really isn’t anything bacon can’t do.

      2. Weren’t there only 8 questions?

          1. *Picard Yells*

            THERE…ARE…FIVE…QUESTIONS!!!

            1. “Click next, you’ll find question six.”

              1. Hmm, apparently I fucked something up. Maybe you unlock 2 bonus questions if you are doing really well?

  3. I didn’t nail each answer but I got pretty close on all of them (tough to estimate percentages).

    But I was also a bit biased towards optimism in my answers since I was fairly confident that the point of the quiz was to show that the world is actually doing pretty well. Of course, since I read Bailey’s articles I knew optimism was the right way to go.

    1. 2 out of 8!!! I thought things for women, kids and electricity-laden households were FAR worse than they actually are!! FUCK ME!!!

      1. My score too.

        Many answers were ‘who cares?’

      2. LynchPin had the right idea. It’s one of those tests where you have to know what the test writers point is.

        1. Many people have access to electricity – they just don’t pay their bills.

        2. Many years of blindly acing multiple-choice quizzes (i.e. school) are well rewarded.

          1. ^this, some of us are less rusty on current test structure. Test taking is a skill, that diminishes over time as format changes. I wonder what math tests will look like once all the icky math parts have been removed?

            1. Have you consitered a job in the civil service? I can assure you, the tests only get more generic the higher the grade level goes.

            2. “Johnny has two apples; Mary has three. Explain how patriarchal oppression continues to disadvantage Mary, who is a trans girl. “

              1. “Well for one, it will take more than three apples worth of funding to complete the castration and emasculation…”

              2. Mary should really have 4 and 3/4 apples, for she is most likely to share and Johnny is a cisnorm shitlord greedy capitalist pig that will try to charge for the other apple.

      3. Yep. I still thought most women were barefoot and pregnant. Like Trump intended.

        1. They will be as soon as he undoes Title IX.

  4. Besides reading my book

    *narrows gaze*

      1. I admire Ron: he doesn’t try to come up with some altruistic way to promote his book. He just puts it out there.

        1. Do you know who else just put their book out there?

          1. Abbie Hoffman?

          2. Adam Smith?

          3. Russell Brand?

          4. What? No one is going to suggest Ayn Rand?

            1. No one is going to suggest Ayn Rand?

              Only if she ever figures out how to write.

          5. Gutenberg?

            1. That would be Steve Gutenberg, I guess, Steve G?

              Some connection? I THINK NOT!

              /stolen valor

          6. UCS?

            That indian dude?

          7. Louisa May Alcott?

      2. It would be more satisfying if the server provided Reason affiliate link when you do an href. Double shilling for everyone!

        1. I would not object to that, as I make the same from that sale, and I’d be able to do a fancy inline link.

          1. Given that many amazon links are posted during AM/PM Links every day, they are literally leaving dozens of dollars on the table every year!

    1. You do that quite well, you know.

    2. You know who ELSE wrote a book…

        1. Not today.

          1. Dammit. That was supposed to be in response to “Elvis Costello”

      1. Elvis Costello?

      2. Ralph Waldo Emerson?

  5. The most encouraging trend of the future is that progressives abort all of their would be children. Now there’s a reason for optimism.

    1. Doesn’t help when they’re still all the teachers.

      1. Don’t worry, Trump’s new edumencation czar is going to fire them all and give the jobs to science deniers.

  6. I would have done better if the questions had not been about foreigners.

  7. Skims articles. Feels rage boil. Declares FAKE NEWS abound. Take’s test anyway. Fails test. The outrage is uncontrollable. Unleashes virtual hate tsunami @hans.rosling on Twitter.

    1. Virtual hate tsunami collides with prog TDS tsunami, interference ensues, all hate tsunamis cancelled out.

      1. Or perfect hate storm?

        1. Depends. Is hate a particle, or a wave?

  8. ” I got only 7 of 8 right”
    Me too! Lets be besties!

  9. What is the percentage of Mexicans who will take our Jerbs by 2100?

    1. All of them. We’ll have annexed Mexico as part of the War on Drugs, so all Mexicans will have American jobs.

    2. Zero. By that time, all the jobs will be done by Mexican robots.

        1. That’s gonna get rekt by fucking Mongorians, Chinese labor or no Chinese labor.

    3. There won’t be any jobs in 2100, robots will have taken all jobs. New president elect declares a war on robots.

      1. So, bet on John Connor for 2100? Thanks for the tip!

        1. Is John Connor black? Or the robots?

          Cause you should always bet on black.

          1. He’s Latino ? it’s Juan Connor vs. the Mexican robots!

  10. BTW, did I mention that The End of Doom makes a splendid holiday gift.?

    Fixed.

  11. Oh hey, this is as good a thread as any to post it in, been meaning to get this out there for a while, but guess where Blue Enclaves are in the early stages of sniffing around in their attempt to solve the ‘affordable housing crisis’? Yep, that empty bedroom in your house…

    King County’s surging number of empty nesters ? people over 50 living in homes with no children or extended family ? adds up to lots of empty bedrooms. Could the estimated 200,000 bedrooms with no one sleeping in them help alleviate the county’s housing shortage?

    The total: 144,000 ? that’s one-third of all the owner-occupied homes in the county. About 62 percent are owned by married couples; the rest have a single occupant.

    If you start counting at the third bedroom, these homes combined contain nearly 200,000 bedrooms with nobody sleeping in them.

    Geller recently proposed this idea for Vancouver. While it hasn’t gained much traction there, he notes there’s been a lot of discussion around seniors in “under-occupied” homes in the U.K., where there is also a severe housing shortage.

    For people who live in public housing, the British government has imposed a “bedroom tax” on unused rooms

    1. You mean these same places that go out of their way to ban private use of these spaces like AirBnB?

      1. But that’s evil capitalism. Just letting any old bum off the street sleep in your spare bedroom is totally better.

      2. My first thought too. Statists love banning market solutions and then creating god-awful inefficient statist counterparts whose only purpose seems to be providing an excuse for more regulation to fix the problems created by further market failure.

      3. Wow, Uncivil, it’s like you’re new to this.

        Comrade, the state has designated Bedroom #3 in your house as affordable housing. You have been matched with an occupant who will be arriving at the first of the month. The state will compensate you directly with a renters stipend, a rate set by the state based on a formula calculated from your property tax assessment.

        You are subject to ADA requirements, all toilets, bathroom and kitchen facilities must be compliant with all relevant codes, the expense of compliance is your responsibility. Officials will make regular inspections. Failure to meet deadlines will result in fines not to exceed $10,000 per month.

        Your assigned occupant has full tenant rights, including but not limited to eviction rules, meaning any eviction must be for legally recognized reasons, and the tenant has 90 day grace period in which to arrange for new living quarters.

        1. Sounds like proggie utopia to me. Who wouldn’t want this?

        2. And you used the wrong form. But feel free to enforce against the address listed if you wish, you got that wrong too.

          It’s almost as if you don’t paperwork.

        3. Kafka trap – your entire house will be subject to forfeiture if your tenant is doing drugs, but of course you would be violating his right to privacy if you even ask.

          1. your house”? It’s not your house to begin with, comrade. Clearly is property of the people.

          2. Yeah, you lost me at “your entire house”.

          3. You will be expected to still claim it as yours for mortgage and property tax purposes until the state takes it away from you and SELLS it to another sucker… er I mean “citizen”.

            You pikers think too small.

    2. There is no such thing as private property after all.

    3. So let me see if I understand this…

      You can’t use your an unused bedroom to generate income on Airbnb because housing shortage

      You can’t *not* use your unused bedroom because housing shortage

      You can’t move in to a smaller house because housing shortage

      1. Exploding heads is a renewable carbon-neutral fuel source!

    4. For people who live in public housing, the British government has imposed a “bedroom tax” on unused rooms

      Govt giveth and Govt taketh away, sweety. Unless you’re gonna nationalize all these houses first.

      Oh, wait, carry on.

      1. What constitutes “unused?”

        I have a workshop in one bedroom, and my GF and I use another bedroom as a combination of her art studio and a small home gym. Would the stupid Brit bureacrats classify them as “unused?”

        We also have a dining room that extends off the kitchen. Most meals are eaten on the couch using the coffee table, however, so it’s the dining room that gets the least use of any of our rooms.

        1. You clearly have four too many rooms.

        2. Yes

          Having one spare bedroom will mean you will lose 14% of your entitled housing benefit.

          Having two or more spare bedrooms will mean you will lose 25% of your entitlement.

          This new tax started affecting properties with spare bedrooms in April 2013.

          Who will ‘Bedroom Tax’ affect?
          You will be affected by the tax if you receive housing benefit and are of working age (over 16 but under 61).

          Who will Bedroom Tax NOT affect?
          Bedroom Tax will not affect you if you receive a state pension or rent a shared ownership property.

          You may not be affected if you have a severely disabled child who requires their own room. In some circumstances a severely disabled child is to be allowed their own bed room – usually if they would seriously disrupt the sleep of another child in the property at night if they were to share a room.

          So sounds to me like you’d lose 25% of your housing benefit entitlement.
          As I said, Govt giveth, Govt taketh away and FYTW.

        3. Sounds like 4 or 5 unused rooms comrade.

          Please prepare to be relocated by der kommisar.

          1. Why that’s enough for 16 refugees!

          2. *shrug*

            Remember, the law in questions deal with people living in apartments that were allocated by the kommisar in the first place. So it’s silly to complain when kommisar changes his mind.

            1. I am altering the deal. Pray I don’t alter it any further.

              1. This is why Lando should have stuck with what he knows and played Bader in cards for Solo!

        4. ” have a workshop in one bedroom, and my GF and I use another bedroom as a combination of her art studio and a small home gym”

          You filthy one percenter shitlord. It’s time for you to start sharing your fair share! And BTW, your new tenant will be a morbidly obese SJW.

          1. “your new tenant will be a morbidly obese SJW”

            In that case, I will charge him/her/xe for use of the home gym and also offer my own (paid of course) services as a personal trainer.

            I’m actually far from a one percenter, so I need all the cash I can get.

    5. Yeah, that going to go really well when the first smelly bum moves into the first prog home owners spare bedroom. That will be the last you hear of this bright idea.

    6. “For people who live in public housing, the British government has imposed a “bedroom tax” on unused rooms”

      Could you call this a prole tax?

    7. The lesson? Never let a government employee collect statistics about anything, they might try to do something with it.

      1. Silly Lee, we collect statistics on everything – even if it’s completely pointless. Actually, especially if it’s completely pointless.

        1. Because just as an unused military is begging to be used in pointless military adventures, so are pointless statistics just begging to inspire new pointless bureaucracies.

          1. Look, they denied the budget request for the Office of Statistic Statistics this year. You have to wait until the next cycle to get that created.

          2. Unused military…empty bedrooms…hey, why don’t the Brits start quartering troops again and see what happens?

        2. That which is pointless today can be found useful tomorrow.

          1. We might have an opening for you at the Bureau of Metastatistics.

            1. the Bureau of Metastasizing Government Agencies

              1. No, no, you want the Office of Government Rightsizing.

    8. Oh, I’m sure it’s only a matter of time until the UK socializes spare bedrooms.

    9. So take the extra bed out of the room, convert it to a library or hobby room.

      1. That won’t work, Suthen, that building has been officially classified as having X bedrooms. the lack of a bed does not make that stop being a bedroom and subject to all the regulations thereof.

      2. Besides, having a library would mean you’re an intellectual, so off to the Killing Fields for you!

    10. this could work. as long as it puts the lotion on its skin.

  12. Ok, I’ll take the test, but I gotta warn you I only watch CNN and that’s only for the entertainment value. Like right now, the anchor is “interviewing” a pro-Trump guest, which means she’s constantly interrupting and arguing with the guest rather than letting her answer the question. Look, if you’re asking her what she thinks about an issue you can’t very well argue and tell her she’s wrong – that is what she thinks about it. And if you’re arguing that she’s wrong to think what she thinks, then what the hell’s the point of having her on as a guest and asking her what she thinks? Why don’t you just tell us what’s the right thing to think and be done with it?

    1. My decision to stop watching television is reinforced every time I see one of these “Interviews” or “discussions” where it’s just so many people trying to talk over each other that you can’t even hear what’s being said.

    2. And if you’re arguing that she’s wrong to think what she thinks, then what the hell’s the point of having her on as a guest and asking her what she thinks

      To achieve karmic balance with Bill O’Reilly?

      1. I was going to say, it keeps the host from just ranting into the camera like a dictator on state TV, which Bill O’Reilly would be my example of. If you cut out his guests, its just him yelling and waving his arms like Castro used to.

    3. And if you’re arguing that she’s wrong to think what she thinks, then what the hell’s the point of having her on as a guest and asking her what she thinks?

      To illustrate the stupidity of the rubes. That’s the other reason for interviews. The primary reason, of course, being to fellate celebrities.

    4. I had on foxnews trying to find out why the hateful Germans made that guy defend himself with a truck and Shep Smith (maybe not, some guy I’ve seen before anyway) was bitching about how 2 million intel agencies brought down the revealed truth from thy mountain that Russians hacked our elections and Trump is a big meanie for calling bullshit. Also calling bullshit pretty much proves he’s a witch Russian.

      1. I saw a few minutes of Fox a few days ago and it was that insufferable O’Reilly. I watched no more than 2 minutes of it, but during that time he had to mention Russians hacking the election, as if it was a confirmed fact, no less than 3 times.

  13. Gapminder will dispell most of the apocalyptic myths being peddled by political environmentalism

    Like the myth that self-driving cars will be ubiquitous any day now and they’ll bring us back from the brink of environmental catastrophe?

    1. And also free us from the grip of car ownership by causing everyone to suddenly decide that getting a taxi for any trip is the bestest of ideas?

    1. I’m boycotting the BBC, can you provide a one sentence summary?

      1. You can still find Holocaust revisionism sites with a Google search, and that’s not okay.

      2. Google results show the results you were looking for instead of the results busybodies want you to see.

        1. I think it’s a little more complicated than that. See below.

      3. Look who’s not woke over here.

    2. That’s an interesting problem. Google wants to be more than a search engine, it wants to be a knowledge engine. But how do you judge the quality of information in a general, automated way? What happens when the information is inherently subjective? Crowdsourcing is a common model but it can be gamed. But are there any other solutions that don’t involve some sort of gatekeeper(s)?

      1. Crowdsourcing is a common model but it can be gamed. But are there any other solutions that don’t involve some sort of gatekeeper(s)?

        Hmm…perhaps not. You could argue that peer review is what turns information into knowledge.

        1. I’ve seen enough evidence of the fallability and echo-chamber issues of “peer review” to not give it much regard.

          Unless these peers actually set up and replicate the work as their means of review, (and with some fields of study, not even then) I’m not going to take that as an acceptable guard against bad data.

          1. Just how do you plan to replicate the Holocaust?

            1. Well, we have these unwanted migrants…

              /I know you’re trolling and ignored what I was actually addressing

        2. You could argue it, sure, but I doubt the argument would be good or persuasive.

      2. But are there any other solutions that don’t involve some sort of gatekeeper(s)?

        No

        1. Yeah, crowdsourcing still involves gatekeepers, just not centralized.

        2. No gatekeepers needed for my solutions involving curators..

          -The Lightworker

      3. But how do you judge the quality of information in a general, automated way?

        Search engine optimization? Not really kidding. many of the facets of SEO like “how many other sites link to it” and “how reputable are the sites that link to it according to some criteria” are exactly how you would evaluate knowledge.

        1. That substituting popularity for quality, though, right?

          I guess I should have just stopped my question at “How do you judge the quality of information?”

  14. I got 6 out of 8 right. I also recently bought Ron’s book.

    It’s kinda hilarious how many well-educated people are walking around, at least in my circles, who are certain that the world is going to hell in a hand basket. I’m sure they’d score zero on this quiz. They are convinced the population is growing, we are running out of food, poverty is on the rise, etc., etc.

    You would think they’ve all fallen victims to an epidemic of fake news, but alas this is not what the “fake news” pants-shitters are referring to at all.

    1. “I got 6 out of 8 right. I also recently bought Ron’s book.”

      No one warned you that the subliminal messages in Ron’s book would transform you into a rose colored glasses wearing optimist?

      1. No, the test’s database is the book…

        1. Do you get cocktail party invites if you buy it?

          1. Yes!! And these cocktail parties all feature the likes of Kennedy and Reason’s own ENB, plus other libertarian beauties. And there are at least twice as many women as dudes there. I always manage to have the best hair out of any the guys there, save for Robbie, and a gaggle of these smart babes flock around me the whole time I’m there expounding about Bastiat or some such thing.

            The funny thing is, I never remember getting home from these cocktail parties. I just wake up later in my own bed. It’s downright weird…

            1. What’s the cleaning bill for your sheets?

      2. No dammit! And now it’s too late.

        Suddenly I understand why all my whites have been looking pink lately. And here I was thinking there was something wrong with the damn washing machine.

        1. Yeah, that happened to me too and I realized that the wife was mixing whites with reds in the laundry again. Now I have pink socks, lol.

    2. We’re all going to die:
      This explains why the representation of Muslims with respect to the total World population is increasing at over one percentage point each decade. Accordingly, Muslims increased from one out of seven of the World population in 1870, to one out of six in 1950, to one out of five in 1980, to one out of four in 2010, to one out of three by 2070. (World Muslim Population 1950-2020)

  15. I failed miserably. I weighted my answers thinking about culturally conservative countries in the Middle East with relatively small populations and forgot about all the other large countries where socialism and Marxism had brought about near universal access to electricity and education for females.

      1. And they say borders are “Invisible lines”. That a pretty bright line there along the DMZ.

      2. NK just needs to socialism harder. They’ll get there.

      3. Also relevant

        Trigger warning: This is CNN

        1. Well, no worries, stick with socialism and you won’t keep living like that, it will get worse.

          1. “In Charallave, a working-class area that has historically been supportive of the late President Hugo Chavez and the socialist government, just about every business displays the same sign.”

            Power Out

            Hmm, coincidence?

            1. Why is the sign in English? Clearly a Yankee propaganda lie! The machine says it should read “Sin electricidad”!

            2. Their only problem is that their version of socialism is weak and inauthentic.

              1. So, the same as every other time. Who would have thunk it?

              2. It’s never really been tried, ya know…

                1. Well, it could have been, but Rethuglicans.

                2. Terrible disappointment to the leaders and visionaries of the movement of course.

                  Maybe they just need to replace the current proleteriat with a new, improved one. All they have to do is make sure there’s enough space and resources for them.

                  1. Sanders will do it correctly, you will see. Right top men = utopia !

      4. Here is a list of access to electricity by country

        I just plotted these vs the Frasier Institute Economic Freedom Index. Not a single country in the top 45 has less than 99% access to electricity. Below that there isn’t much of a correlation.

        So if you are more free than Panama you have electricity. Less? You probably still do, but it becomes more of a crap shoot.

        1. Oh, and that list says Cuba had 100% access to electricity in 2012. But as recently as July 2016 Cuba was rationing power to avoid blackouts

          1. Lynchpin1477 needs to see if the World Bank has a “Wreckers, Hoarders and Class Traitors” ranking.

          2. “Oh, and that list says Cuba had 100% access to electricity in 2012.”

            Anyone who believes any data at all about Cuba is dumber than commie-kid.

    1. “forgot about all the other large countries where socialism and Marxism had brought about near universal access to electricity and education for females.”

      These would be the ones left after mass murder and starvation.

      1. Well… they tend to mass murder the literate ones and starve the illiterate ones.

  16. “To me it was horrific to realize that business leaders had a more fact-based world view than activists and university professors.”

    Dear God, no.

    You’re horrified to learn that people who put their money where their mouth is, who actually pay a fucking price for being wrong, are more knowledgeable than people who can just pull shit out of their ass and actually prosper by making the shit as fantastically shitty as possible no matter how ridiculous it is? Where’s my goddamn Stick of Knowledge so I can beat some sense into you, you moron.

  17. Only got one right — the one about extreme poverty.

    1. I got three. I forget which three.

    2. Five, but 3 of them were those percentage answers, so basically maleducated guessing.

      1. I think I missed all of the percentage answers. Probably because nobody needs 23 different choices of answer.

  18. I failed miserably. Even reading Ron’s articles and knowing the proggies are full of pointless gloom and doom, I still overestimated poverty’s effects even when I got the poverty answer correct. I hate when that happens.

  19. BTW, the logo in the pic looks at first glance like some sort of stylized ‘flames’ on a bike gas-tank. Took a bit to see they’re flip-flops.

    1. You mean it’s not some fucked up lightbulb?

  20. Inigo Montoya|12.21.16 @ 1:44PM|#
    “…It’s kinda hilarious how many well-educated people are walking around, at least in my circles, who are certain that the world is going to hell in a hand basket. I’m sure they’d score zero on this quiz. They are convinced the population is growing, we are running out of food, poverty is on the rise, etc., etc”

    Governor moonbeam is certain that ‘life as we know it is going to end’ ’cause enviro, finance and nukes’, ‘and they are all related’.
    It was a direct quote in the paper version of the Chron earlier this week. I’m curious if they edited out some additional comments, like a reference to the meeting between Nixon and Hitler in Uruguay, 1955, hmmm?

    1. “Governor moonbeam is certain that ‘life as we know it is going to end’ ’cause enviro, finance and nukes’, ‘and they are all related”

      Well, he needs to do something. What about building some sort of really fast train?

      1. “Well, he needs to do something. What about building some sort of really fast train?”

        Hey, that should hurry along the financial collapse; look at all the potential un-funded liabilities from a union hiring hall on wheels.

        1. Don’t be an idiot.

          The caboose has a machine that makes trillion dollar coins in it and it’ll be running 24/7.

          1. I have $110 Trillion Zimbabwe.

            It reminds me that the people who honestly advocate “just print/coin more money” don’t pay attention to history.

            1. Another poorly-executed socialist worker’s paradise.

  21. Found the quote:
    Matier and Ross, Chron, Pg C-4, 12/18/16:

    “Brown also shared with us his equally downbeat side – predicting and eventual doomsday scenario, in with life as we know it will end either from a “climate, nuclear or financial” meltdown. “And they’re all tied together” he said”.

    Fucking Rousseauian-Malthusian, elected governor of CA by a majority of CA voters. Man, I’m sorry to be numbered among them, and no, that whiney bastard never got my vote.

  22. I got 7 out of 8.

    I guess that’s makes me as smart as Ron Bailey.

  23. 7/7 — got all of the ones that are actually about the state of the world right.

    What a bunch of UN “experts” think things are going to be like eight decades in the future isn’t actually a question about the state of the world.

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