Beyond Labels

A 360° Discussion of Foreign, National and Local Policy Issues

Notes 16 October 2017

William Proxmire campaign costs. $145.10.

Default mental mechanism is belief

Why you can’t help believing everything you read

Dan Gilbert research on how belief works:

How mental systems believe

Unbelieving the unbelievable

Japanese Innovations

Japanese innovations that changed the world

Foreign Policy: Is Japan the most innovative country in the world

At 1,200 patents per million people, Japan has the highest rate of patents in the world—even when you account for multiple counting.

Military spending as % GDP

Wikipedia: Countries by military expenditure

US spending over time, from here

Interactive data from World Bank

Economic Growth Worldwide

Interactive resource here

Immigration in the US


Foreign-born population by state

Fish and North Korea

Salmon that funds North Korea



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