The primary recipients of newly created money are currently banks and corporations who are able to borrow from the Fed almost 0% interest and loan this to the public at much higher interest rates.
The increase in depression is most correlated with the increase in inflammatory autoimmune diseases and with significant changes in the western diet.
A country that switches from non-democracy to democracy achieves about 20% higher GDP per capita over the next 30 years.
A 2008 and 2016 poll of voters showed wishful thinking bias led a majority of people to believe their favored candidate was going to win.
The average cost of getting a new drug to market is $1.3 billion.
If only economists could run for office, the the compound interest on more efficient resource allocation, would have produced a utopia with flying cars by now.
This chart shows when the cost of the average stock (the S&P 500) exceeds its underlying value (corporate profits after taxes).
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100 million trees and $178 billion worth of time could be saved every year by not subsidizing junk mail.
A 10 kiloton nuclear weapon can kill 1.32 million people. The 15,000 nuclear weapons globally could cause 19,500 megadeaths.
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The NET outcome of lives saved minus lives lost is likely between 11,000 and 115,000 additional deaths each decade due to added delays and costs of the regulatory process.
At least 75 percent of the human genome consists of non-functional, junk DNA. The functional portion of the human genome probably constitutes only about 10 to 15 percent of our overall DNA.
U.S. stocks gained 21% for the first two years of the Trump administration. versus 71.2% in the first two years of the Obama administration.
Deaths from opioids have increased by 753% since 1999, but deaths from cocaine and methamphetamines have increased by approximately 456% during this same time.
There were about 2.5 million people living in the United States’ original 13 States in 1776.
Over the last 60 years, the number of democracies has doubled and the number of autocracies has been cut in half.
In 2017, the entire world produced about $127.8 trillion of wealth (GDP).
The average American spends about 70 minutes per day consuming news.
0% of economists expressed support for tariffs in a recent poll.
3,222 Americans have been killed in terrorist attacks from 9/11/2001 through 12/31/2016, including perpetrators and excluding deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq. 3,081 of these deaths occurred on American soil. 2,902 of these deaths occurred during the attacks on September 11, 2001. This is an average of 214 deaths per year. As of August 2016, the […]
Worldwide, nearly 44 million people have Alzheimer’s or related dementia. An estimated 5.8 million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2018. The NIH spent $1.9 billion on Alzheimer’s research in 2018. This comes out to $327 per victim.
Military Spending By Country Over Time
Prioritize Your To-Do List By Converting Costs and Benefits To Present Value There is an infinite number of ways you can spend your most valuable resource, time. How can you decide what the most cost-effective way to spend your time is? By converting the returns of each activity to its present value and picking the activity […]
Research has also found that autistic children often experience chronic gastrointestinal problems a lot more frequently than children without autism. This has led scientists to explore whether microbiota transfer therapy (MTT) — can help solve gastrointestinal issues and affect other autism markers. MTT involves collecting, processing, and freezing the fecal material of healthy people, and […]