Talking Points: January 20, 2020

January 20, 2020

American taxpayers have spent $6.4 trillion on costs related to and caused by post-9/11 wars and conflicts. Axios, November 20, 2019

At the end of 2019, private equity firms- which also includes venture capital, had a total of $1.45 trillion sitting in cash. Dailyalts, January 7, 2020

In the United States today, there are roughly 76,000 electric vehicle charging stations, compared with 168,000 stations that serve gas. MarketPlace, January 9, 2020

The U.S. foreign trade gap narrowed by 8.2% in November of 2019 to the lowest deficit in three years. The deficit with China fell to $357 billion, down from $419 billion a year ago. WSJ, January 17, 2020

The estimates of the coming American job losses due to automation vary wildly, from 10% to 47%. However, technology could also create as many as 50 million new jobs by 2030. Axios, December 8, 2020

Baby boomers said they trusted the average American brand 63% of the time and tended not to trust it just 26% of the time. By comparison, Gen Z, those 18 to 22, trust the average American company just 38% of the time and 42% said they tend not to. The single-most trusted brand in America? The U.S. Postal Service. Morning Consult, January 15, 2020

“I’m sick of hearing how we celebrities are in some kind of bubble and we don’t understand real life. When I am out in public and people approach me, I’m always interested in what they have to say to my security detail.” Pat Sajak

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