The geography of golf. I know the scale is wonky, it’s by decile. And yes, Iceland has way too many golf courses. Though upon closer examination they are usually not a full 18 holes. Is golf a proxy for elite Anglo culture? I’m particularly interested in Japanese and Korean emulation of said culture.Data from OpenStreetMap.
I tried a little mapping experiment. If I had more time I could write some code to automate this whole process.The surprise to me here is Mexico. It just ~barely~ makes 15th place in both area and GDP. Japan lacks area, Indonesia lacks productivity, Australia and Canada lack people.______________________________________________________________________________Another mapping experiment:Indicators are: Life expectancy at […]
Thanks to regional rivalries, the UN Security Council will probably never add more permanent members. Brazil is the largest Latin American country and a logical choice for a new addition, being top 10 in area, population, GDP and UN funding. But Brazil speaks Portuguese, not Spanish. This annoys Mexico, who see themselves as the leading […]