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.
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.
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.