The Big Picture

Macroeconomics, Socioeconomics, Geopolitics, Business and Government, Secular Trends and Big Picture Themes

Visualizing a Rapidly Changing Global Diet

By 2050, there will be two billion more mouths to feed than today. The increase in food supply required to […]

What people think of every country in the world, according to Google

No matter how open-minded you consider yourself to be, you will have some sort of preconception when it comes to other […]

‘China Hustle’ Warns Next Big Crisis Born in Reverse-Merger Mud

Jed Rothstein’s involvement in the project that would become “The China Hustle” began in May 2015 when the filmmaker was […]

The Oil Market is Bigger Than All Metal Markets Combined

By Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist,   Ever since the invention of the internal combustion engine, oil has been one of […]

First-ever ‘negative emissions’ power plant goes online

Unfortunately, it’s no longer enough to cut CO2 emissions to avoid further global temperature increases. We need to remove some of the CO2 that’s […]

All of the World’s Money and Markets in One Visualization

By Texas Precious Metals LLC, Millions, billions, and trillions… When we talk about the giant size of Apple, the fortune […]

Malls, a struggling symbol of suburban America, could help ease the housing crisis

In the San Fernando Valley, there are plans to level a nearly vacant mall and replace it with some 1,400 […]

These Plastic Bottles Full Of Water And Bleach Light Up Homes Without Electricity

In an effort to bring light to communities lacking electricity, one pioneering project is utilizing an unexpected tool: old plastic […]

Crisis Investing: How 14 Different Asset Classes Performed in Times of Distress

By Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist,   History does not repeat itself, but it often rhymes. This could not be truer […]

China Consumes Mind-Boggling Amounts of Raw Materials [Chart]

By Jeff Desjardins, Over the last 20 years, the world economy has relied on the Chinese economic growth engine more […]

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