Talking Points: August 24, 2020

 August 24, 2020

This is the first Democratic ticket since 1984 that will not have someone on it with an Ivy League degree. Business Insider, August 11, 2020

U.S. productivity grew 7.3% last quarter which came while the number of hours worked fell by 43%, the biggest decline ever. Morning Brew, August 15, 2020

The 15 best-paid CEOs in tech have a combined annual income of over $83 billion- which is greater than the entire gross domestic product of 124 countries. GQ, August 5, 2020

In America, since the pandemic started, sales of alcohol are up 27%. Additionally, 38% of Americans say they have gained weight. Axios August 11USA Today August 14, 2020

The English astronomer, Edmund Halley prepared the first detailed mortality table in 1693. Life and death could now be studied statistically, and the life insurance industry was born. MacTutor

Since 1928, the median S&P 500 12-month return under a divided government is 11% versus 8% under a unified government. CNBC, July 20, 2020

“If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope for advance.” Orville Wright, August 19, 1871

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