Our former colleague Jen Lee flagged this important report now circulating in the Chinese media: North Korea’s own “happiness index.” Astonishingly, North Korea is not number one: 1. China. 2. North Korea. 3. Cuba. 4. Iran. 5. Venezuela. … 152. South Korea. … 203. The United States.
We have been blogging on the leaked UN Panel of Experts report at some length, both because of the interesting international politics it has generated and because it provides a great introduction to the political economy of illicit activities. One of the more interesting sections of the report in this regard deals with foreign direct [...]