Talking Points: S&P 500, Education, US Workers

S&P 500, Education, US Workers

Since 1950 there have been 35 years when the S&P 500 was up a minimum of 3% at the start of summer (June 21). The S&P saw further gains in 30 of those 35 years.  CNBC, June 24, 2018

In today’s digital world, within just 1/1000 of a second we produce written content equivalent to that contained in all the books ever published throughout history—an estimated 130 million titles.” Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane by Brett King

“Peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” Ronald Reagan

In California, there is a tiny private school called Ad Astra with fewer than 40 students whose average age is 10. Music, languages, and sports are not taught, there are no grades, and students can opt out of subjects they don’t enjoy. The children do trade their own currencies and study artificial intelligence. Elon Musk’s kids attend. Ars Technica, June 25, 2018

American workers forfeited a total of 212 million vacation days in 2017, equivalent to $62.2 billion in lost benefits. In other words, the average American employee donated $561 back to their employer by not using allotted vacation time. The Week, July 6, 2018

The U.S. economy has failed to top 3% annual growth in 12 straight years, the longest streak in modern history. MarketWatch, June, 27, 2017

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” G.K. Chesterton

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