In the 1980s, North Korea began constructing a hotel that would never open. 35 years later, the Ryugyong Hotel remains unfinished. Here’s why the dictatorship bankrupted itself by building a hotel that has never served a single guest.
Since May 2020, Zimbabwe’s largest stock market index is up over 5,000%. How did this happen? And is that actually a good thing, or is Zimbabwe about to experience one of the largest economic bubbles in history?
Detroit is infamous for its abandoned houses, decaying factories, and rapidly shrinking population. But the collapse of Detroit is worse than you think. Here’s how Motor City become America’s biggest ghost town.
North Korea is known to be one of the most oppressive and poor countries in the world. But the true scale of the difference between North Korea and South Korea is almost unimaginable. Here’s why South Korea is 64 times richer than its northern neighbor.
In just two years, home prices in the US have surged by over 30%. The housing market has gotten so hot that most millennials believe they will never be able to afford a home. Here’s what is driving one of the largest housing bubbles in American history.
Singapore was once poorer than Jamaica. Today, it is one of the richest countries on Earth. Here’s why an island nation smaller than Houston got so rich.
Inflation has been around for a long time, but did you know it once destroyed one of the most powerful Chinese dynasties in history? Here’s why inflation brought down the Mongol Yuan Dynasty.
For nearly 500 years, the Roman Republic stood as a beacon of light in a world ruled by tyrants and absolute kings. Yet, in the span of a single generation, the Republic collapsed and gave way to the Roman Empire. Here’s why it happened and how the fall of the Roman Republic serves as a warning for us today.
In just 12 months, Manhattan has lost nearly 20 years worth of population growth. But it’s not just New York City that’s declining at record rates. Here’s why some of America’s largest cities are also some of its fastest shrinking.
Nikola Tesla successfully predicted the internet and the smartphone in 1926. But how exactly did he do it?
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