Phew, that’s a lot of acronyms. But this is a great map:
Orange and yellow is bad, green and blue is good. HDI stands for “Human Development Index,” which is a measurement that’s not nearly as good, in my opinion, for understanding how wealthy and happy a population is. Nevertheless, HDI is still one of the better measurements (Top 5, again in my opinion) out there. Here’s the wiki on HDI.
The maps are colored according to “subunits,” or provinces (which are like American states, such as Nebraska).
Brazil, India, and South Africa are multi-party democracies, while the other two are not. So what do all five have in common?
- Hannah Arendt On Why It’s Urgent To Break Your Bubble Siobhan Kattago, IAI
- Does the right to self-defense apply against agents of the state? Jason Brennan, Reason
- Amazon (the company) and the Department of Defense Melanie Sisson, War on the Rocks
- ‘I have noticed a difference between older EDM stars and younger ones’ Cory Arcangel, Are.na
- Chinese and Soviets backed South African liberation movements…and apartheid ones, too Martin Plaut, QZ
- The dilemmas of competing with Xi Jinping’s China Peter Mattis, War on the Rocks
- Frankopan’s New Silk Road: A review Francis Sempa, Asian Review of Books
- How the sneaker conquered the world Luke Leitch, 1843