Talking Points: August 17, 2020

August 17, 2020

During a normal year, restaurants employ 15.6 million Americans and generate $900 billion in revenue. Industry experts predict that up to 80% might never reopen. The Week, July 5, 2020

A study of 3.1 million workers at 26,000 companies worldwide found that the average workday lasts 48.5 minutes longer than before the pandemic. The number of meetings has also increased by about 13%. Bloomberg, August 3, 2020

“Meetings are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything.” John Kenneth Galbraith

Sixty-five percent of non-retirees said it was likely they would work at least part time in retirement, but only 7% of retirees surveyed were currently doing so. ThinkAdvisor, April 14, 2020

Dolphins are breeding in the Potomac River in Washington for the first time since the 1880s, whale populations are exploding off the shores of New York, and 100 seal pups have been born on the shores of the Thames, 60 years after the river was declared ‘biologically dead. The Telegraph, September 2, 2019

Automakers offer more than 605,000 different vehicle configurations-even before taking different colors into account. Forbes, May 21, 2020

“The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, the second half by our children.” Clarence Darrow

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