What Do 500 Years of Worldwide GDP Stats Tell Us?

First, here’s a wonderful collection of photos at the ends of various roads across the globe. Which remote spot would you most like to see in person?
Where migrants might fit in but aren’t being accepted. Note that Hungary, which has tried to close its borders to refugees, is at the top of the list:

migrants

An interesting look at 500 years of GDP stats in China and the U.S plus eight charts showing the largest GDPs in the world at various intervals in time. Here’s the chart from 515 years ago:
gdp

Source: New Geography

The best of the best in higher ed:

universities

Infrastructure anyone?

emerging

A fun way to measure wages:
my wage
Faith census results:
faith
Selfies have killed more people than sharks this year.
And finally, The Atlantic’s stunning photos of the week for 9/12 – 18.

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