Talking Points: College, Fraud, Bitcoin

College, Fraud, Bitcoin

Thirty-two percent of college graduates end up in a career that didn’t require a college degree. The Wall Street Journal, December 10, 2018

“Even before Christmas has said Hello, it’s saying ‘Buy Buy’.” Robert Paul

A new study found that 14% of characters on the show Game of Thrones, dies within the first hour of appearing on the screen. Injury Epidemiology, December 10, 2018

Last year, 70% of all frauds reported were perpetrated by phone. The average phone fraud victim lost $700 last year, for a total loss of $332 million. The New York Times, December 7, 2018

“Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” Parkinson’s Law

Those who bought $1,000 worth of bitcoin during the week of Thanksgiving 2017, have lost $450 of their initial investment. Those who waited to buy until the week after Thanksgiving 2017 have lost $550. And those who resisted temptation to buy until the week before Christmas last year have lost around $763 of that $1,000 investment. CNBC, November 21, 2018

“The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn’t for any religious reasons- they couldn’t find three wise men.” Jay Leno

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