"Ranked 2" Week in Review — March 19, 2018

The list of weekly items has gotten a bit longer this week as I added some military spending statistics to the mix. I'm always fascinated by those numbers, mostly because of how much more the U.S. spends over everyone else. As things stand according to the latest data, of the top 10 countries in military spending, the U.S. spends more than the next 8. Number-2 China, spends more than the next 3.

Next week we'll try adding some sports ranks to the ever-growing list.

 

 

 

 

Second-Ranked Books on the New York Times Best-Seller Lists

Combined Print and E-Book FictionThe Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer

THE ESCAPE ARTIST by Brad Meltzer

Nola Brown, a painter and trained soldier, discovers a military secret that traces back to Harry Houdini.

Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction

EDUCATED by Tara Westover

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

Hardcover Fiction

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI by Jason Fry

An adaptation of the film, written with input from its director, Rian Johnson, which includes scenes from alternate versions of the script.

Hardcover Nonfiction

I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK by Michelle McNamara

The late true-crime journalist's search for the serial murderer and rapist known as "the Golden State Killer."

Paperback Nonfiction

HORSE SOLDIERS by Doug Stanton

A small group of Special Forces soldiers fought the Taliban on horseback shortly after 9/11. The basis of the movie "12 Strong."

Young Adult Hardcover

THE HATE U GIVE by Angie ThomasTHE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas

A 16-year-old girl sees a police officer kill her friend.

Childrens Middle Grade Hardcover

HELLO, UNIVERSE by Erin Entrada Kelly

Four adolescents' fates intertwine when one of them gets trapped in a well in the woods.

Series Books

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID by Jeff Kinney

The travails and challenges of adolescence.

Picture Books

SHE PERSISTED AROUND THE WORLD by Chelsea Clinton

Thirteen women, from all across the globe, who have shaped history.

New York Times Best-Seller Lists ©2018 The New York Times Company. All Rights Reserved.

Music

Spotify — Number 2 Song (03/19/2018)Freaky Friday (feat. Chris Brown) - Lil Dicky

Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) by Post Malone

Itunes — Number 2 Song (03/19/2018)

Freaky Friday (feat. Chris Brown) - Lil Dicky

 

Media

Last Week's Second-Most Widely Viewed Article on the Wall Street Journal (week ending March 14)

"Trump Lawyers Seek Deal With Mueller to Speed End of Russia Probe" — President Donald Trump’s lawyers are seeking to negotiate a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller that uses an interview with the president as leverage to spur a conclusion to the Russia investigation, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

Number-2-Ranked Primetime Broadcast Program (week of March 5, 2018 — most recent)

NCIS (CBS), 7.9 rating

Number-2-Ranked Primetime Broadcast Program (week of March 5, 2018 — most recent)

The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC), 2.3 rating

Number-2-Ranked "Console and PC Video Game to Buy Next) (week of March 3, 2018 — most recent)

Far Cry 5

 

Economics

Second-Richest Person in the World

Bill Gates — total net worth: $92.9 billion

Country with the Second-Highest Unemployment Rate (3/19/2018)

Greece, 20.9%

Country with the Second-Lowest Unemployment Rate (3/19/2018)

Ukraine, 1.5%

 

Military

Country with the second-biggest military budgetBoeing

China: $215 billion. (U.S. at #1 with $611 billion)

Worlds number-2-ranked arms-producing company (2016 latest data)

Boeing: $20.9 billion in sales. (Lockheed Martin Corp. #1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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