Talking Points: February 24, 2020

February 24, 2020

As the world grows more dependent on e-commerce, hiring in the U.S. has surged
in the delivery and warehousing spaces, with 1,198,400 workers now employed in
that area vs 629,200 in 2010. The Wall Street Journal, February 7, 2020

Users only spend about 17 minutes a month on LinkedIn compared with 35
minutes a day on Facebook. The Wall Street Journal, January 15, 2020

“Science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” Isaac Asimov

In 1980, there were roughly 11,500 publicly traded companies; today there are about
3,600. Barron’s January 13, 2020

China’s middle class has grown from 29 million people in 1999 to some 400
million today. China Briefing, February 13, 2019

The average U.S. household bottomed out at 2.52 people last year, the lowest
household size in the history of the country. Germany has the lowest household
size in the world at 1.99. NumlockNews, February 11, 2020

“True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is
running the country.” Kurt Vonnegut

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