Seven Floors for Eight Employees

The U.S. government has engaged in some legendarily wasteful projects, but leaders in China’s Yungai village (pop. 3,683), in Hunan province, have surely raised the bar for epic squander after borrowing the equivalent of $2.4 million and building an impressive seven-story government headquarters — but with 96 still-unlooked-out front windows because there’s no activity beyond the first floor. According to an October London Daily Telegraph item, the only occupants are the village government’s eight employees.