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The worst Olympians, offshore property deals, Kim Jong-il's cognac

By Prospect   March 2012

In its last fiscal quarter, Apple sold more iPhones (37m) than babies were born in the world (36.3m). The Next Web, 25th Jan 2012

Monaco has the worst record at the Olympics, having sent teams 26 times without winning a medal. The Basement Geographer, 28th Nov 2011

In Britain, two-thirds of properties worth over £1m now change hands while avoiding stamp duty, by using offshore company accounts. The Guardian, 29th Nov 2011

In America, over 6m people are under “correctional supervision” (prison, probation or parole)—more than were in the Gulag Archipelago at its height under Stalin. The New Yorker, 30th…

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