Stats of the Week

China's reserves are set to surpass one-trillion dollars, America is to top 300,000,000 citizens—and non-married heads-of-household have surpassed married headed households. Each is an important landmark. Joel Kotkin's marvelous piece in the Wall Street Journal, "400 Million Americans" (October 17 in my international edition) is well worth reading. I've known Joel for a long time, and he has again provided a very wise and timely analysis of a pressing issue.