Sociologists have found the worse the economy, the longer the women's skirts are and the better economy, the shorter the skirt.
There was a pre-WWII movement called Technocracy, which held that scientists and engineers should take over the government and economy from politicians and economists. The leader of the movement was known as the Great Engineer.
In 2002, there were no billionaires in China. In 2007, there were 106 billionaires.