Talking Points: September 7, 2020

September 7, 2020

“If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” George Orwell

The national median price for a home in July of this year reached $304,100. In 1940, the median home value was $2,938. CNBC, August 27, 2020

In July, even though there were 75% fewer screened airport passengers than the previous July, the TSA found guns at three times the rate. Eighty percent of the guns were loaded. TSA, August 10, 2020

As demand for electricity has plummeted, expensive coal has been the first thing to go. The latest estimates suggest that this year, U.S. coal generation will provide less than 18% of the country’s power supply. Analysts predict it could fall to just 10% in five years, down from 50% a decade ago. Future Crunch, July 24, 2020

If men’s football and basketball players in the NCAA Division I colleges were paid under collective bargaining agreements like their professional peers in the NFL and NBA, they would earn annual salaries of $360,000 and $500,000, respectively. National Bureau of Economic Research, August 2020

Last year, Mark Zuckerberg earned $28,538 per minute which means, in two minutes, Zuckerberg made more than a full-time median U.S. worker earns in a year. Business Insider, June 29, 2020

“I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.” Dwight Eisenhower

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