Talking Points: Imports, Politics, Computers

Imports, Politics, Computers

Eighty-two percent of toys sold in America are imported from China. The Wall Street Journal, November 28, 2018

S&P 500 has produced the best outcome under a Republican president and a split Congress yielding an average annual return of 12% since 1928. MarketWatch, November 8, 2018

Thirty-one percent of Americans say they would be disappointed in a close family member who married someone with political views different from their own. Axios, November 12, 2018

Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, the Japanese government minister in charge of cybersecurity, admitted that he has never used a computer. The New York Times, November 15, 2018

“How desperately difficult it is to be honest with oneself. It is much easier to be honest with other people.” Edward Benson

Since the first computer was made, the energy efficiency of electronics has improved by more than a factor of a trillion. The Wall Street Journal, November 8, 2018

True love will need to have more money on-hand to fill stockings this holiday shopping season due to high-flying Geese prices and a tight labor market for Lords-a-Leaping, Pipers Piping and Drummers Drumming. The cost of this year’s Christmas Price Index (the cost of the twelve gifts from the classic carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas”) rose 1.2% to $39,094.93. The PNC Group

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