Friday, August 17, 2012

Fun Facts

Cows kill more people than sharks. (BoingBoing)

It's likely the case that more Americans will by killed by other Americans wielding Kalashnikov than were ever killed by Russians with the Soviet-era gun. (BoingBoing)

Major American firms pay more in CEO compensation than they do in federal taxes (BoingBoing)

The Hurun Report, based in Shanghai, tracks the nation’s wealthy and calculates that there were a record 271 billionaires (in U.S. dollars) in China in 2011. A third of the top 50 and five of the top 10 hold official political positions, the report says. “The richer they are, the more political positions they have,” it adds. (Marginal Revolution)

Corporate Profits Just Hit An All-Time High, Wages Just Hit An All-Time Low (Business Insider)

Corporate Profits Have Rebounded To Pre-Recession Levels, But Corporate Tax Revenue Hasn’t (ThinkProgress)

The average member of Congress gets a 1,452% salary hike when she or he leaves office and becomes a corporate lobbyist. (BoingBoing)

Under Paul Ryan's tax plan, Mitt Romney's tax rate would be 0.82 percent. (The Atlantic)

WWE CEO Linda McMahon has spent $66 million to win the GOP primary in Connecticut. (

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