Talking Points: Issues, Business, Taxes

Talking Points: Issues, Business,Taxes

“In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.” George Orwell, 1946

“There is nothing in the business situation to warrant destruction of values that has taken place on the stock exchange during the past week.” John D. Rockefeller, October 30, 1929

JP Morgan’s quant guru, Marko Kolanovic, attributed the first leg down in October to roughly $150 billion of technical selling — the kind triggered by quantitative models that get stretched out of their comfort zones. Business Insider, October 30, 2018

A new poll found 47% of Americans reported believing in ghosts and 15% reported seeing a ghost at one point or another. The Economist, October 31, 2018

In the United States, every single generation consumes more benefits than they contribute in taxes, with one exception: first generation immigrants who contributed $963 more than they received. Bloomberg, October 30, 2018

From 2017 to 2018, the annual cost of a private room in a nursing home grew by 6.67% cracking the six-figure mark. The national median cost for a room in a nursing facility is now $100,375 annually. CNBC, October 20, 2018

“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” Lucille Ball

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