Talking Points: September 2, 2019

September 2, 2019

Legendary investor Warren Buffet once said that if he were stuck on a desert island and could only be given one number to know how the economy was doing, he would pick rail traffic. Rasmussen Report, August 20, 2019

The share of Americans between ages 25 and 29 with a bachelor’s degree rose to 37% in 2018 from 29% in 2000. Pew Research Center, February 14, 2019

“The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything- or nothing.” Nancy Astor

Africa is very near to being polio free. The last recorded case was in August of 2016, and if no more incidences occur in the coming months, the entire continent can be declared free of polio in 2020. The Guardian, August 21, 2019

Boeing sold zero new 737 Max jets for the fifth straight month. The jet-maker, however, still has a backlog of 4,600 orders left to fill. CNBC, August 13, 2019

Four decades ago, the average time you had to escape a house fire, from the moment your smoke alarm went off, was 17 minutes. Today, it’s three minutes or less. Despite fire codes and building regulations, modern homes just burn faster. Curiosity, October 17, 2017

“If things were simple, word would have gotten around.” Jacques Derrida

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