by Max Barry

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,335th Highest Disposable Incomes: 9,695th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,357th
The Corporation of
Capitalist Paradise
your one-stop, non-stop news shop
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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The NewsStand

Population2.595 billion

CapitalGossip Magazine
Leaderthe over-worked news vendor


The Corporation of The NewsStand is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by the over-worked news vendor with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, unlimited-speed roads, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working population of 2.595 billion distributors are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gossip Magazine. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 10.6%.

The frighteningly efficient distributing economy, worth 248 trillion up-votes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Pizza Delivery, Information Technology, and Retail. Average income is 95,930 up-votes, with the richest citizens earning 6.3 times as much as the poorest.

Hedge fund managers are diversifying into herbaceous borders, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables, internet service is too costly for normal people to purchase, and many friends and relatives of the over-worked news vendor have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The NewsStand's national animal is the shelf-browser, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Money.

The NewsStand is ranked 113,054th in the world and 2nd in The NewsStand for Most Income Equality, scoring 15.81 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,335thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 9,695thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,357thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,764thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,933rdLargest Retail Industry: 11,444thMost Pacifist: 13,733rdMost Rebellious Youth: 13,819th

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