Talking Points: July 6, 2020

 

 July 6, 2020

There are only two American car companies that have never gone bankrupt: Ford and Tesla. And of the two, there is only one that has never opened fire on a crowd of protesters: Tesla. Car Throttle

In a sign of how long some investors expect low rates to last, Austria recently issued government bonds that will only pay 0.88% interest- for the next 100 years. Bloomberg, June 24, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Australia’s economic expansion of 29 years has come to an end. Nikkei, April 1, 2020

Between 2008 and 2018, New York City added a new Dunkin Donuts franchise approximately every 12 days. The Atlantic, December 3, 2018

Because some Native Americans and others might find the word offensive, the City Council of Duluth, MN has voted to ban the word “chief” from job titles. Duluth’s “chief administration officer” will now be called the “city administrator,” and the “chief financial officer” will become the “financial director.” Alternatives for “fire chief” and “police chief” are still pending. MPR News, June 17, 2020

New research found that women are less attracted to men who pose with their cat in dating profiles. Men with cats were judged by women to be “less masculine” and “more neurotic.” NewsBreak, June 22, 2020

“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” Napoleon Bonaparte

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