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If I ruled the world

Reform politics—and Mexican food

By Nate Silver   June 2013

As a New Yorker, I see New York as the centre of the world. So, as global ruler, I would make my HQ there. But I would indulge myself by bringing back the Concorde. I’m always on aeroplanes and in airports but I have little tolerance for it. My private Concorde would make life more efficient, and pleasant.

As ruler, my days would begin fairly late. I’m a night owl, so one of my first policy interventions would be to shift everyone’s schedule back by an hour or two. In…

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