Talking Points: Employers, Real Estate, Diplomacy

Employers, Real Estate, Diplomacy

U.S employers posted 7.3 million available jobs in December, the most since the Labor Department began keeping records in 2000. The number of openings now eclipses the number of currently unemployed by roughly 1 million. CNBC, February 12, 2019

“Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk.” J.C. Penney

In China, there are as many as 65 million empty apartments. Nearly a quarter of China’s urban apartments sit unoccupied. Citylab, February 27, 2019

“Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.”Diplomat Daniele Vare

 At the end of 2017, the value of the world’s real estate reached $289.6 trillion calculated in US dollars. Residential real estate accounted for the largest share (US$220.6 trillion), with commercial real estate (US$33.3 trillion) and agriculture and forestry (US$27.1 trillion) making up the rest. Savils World Research

Over half of U.S. farm households lost money farming in the past few years with an average household income of -$1,548. Last year, U.S. farm debt hit more than $409 billion, the largest amount in four decades. The Wall Street Journal, February 6, 2019

“With respect to campaign practices, and also with respect to campaign finances, it should now be obvious that no campaign in history has ever been subjected to the kind of intensive and searching inquiry that has been focused on the campaign waged in my behalf.” Richard Nixon

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