Talking Points – Happiness, Crime, Money, Vampires and more…

Happiness, Crime, Money, Vampires  and More..

Research by Nobel-winning economist Angus Deaton has shown that money stops adding significantly to people’s happiness at an annual salary of $75,000 or after they have attained $550,000 in wealth. The Week, October 27, 2017

E-commerce has created more jobs than it has displaced, adding 178,000 positions over the past two years compared with the 123,000 that have disappeared in brick-and-mortar stores. WSJ.com, October 15, 2017

Walmart told investors that by shortening the paper receipts given to customers, they saved the company $7 million. CNBC.com, October 10,2017

“The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.” Warren Buffet

PayPal is now worth more than American Express, $6 billion less than Morgan Stanley and $10 billion less than Goldman Sachs. The Wall Street Journal, October 14, 2017

Crime has become so rare in Japan, with only one fatal shooting in 2015, that police often have nothing to do. The Economist, May 18 , 2017

“If you started with just one vampire, and that one vampire ate just one meal a day and each victim then turned into a vampire, it would take about one month for the entire human population to become vampires. Anonymous

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