Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Fun Facts

The number of senior citizens in the workforce has nearly tripled since the 1970s.

...[B]lack women who are 25 to 54 and not in jail outnumber black men in that category by 1.5 million....For every 100 black women in this age group living outside of jail, there are only 83 black men. Among whites, the equivalent number is 99, nearly parity.

Dog bites account for $1 billion in homowner claims each year. Pit Bulls & Rottweilers alone accounted for 67% of human dog bite rated fatalities. (correspondence from home insurance company)

[B]etween 1976 and 2007 the bottom 90 percent saw their income grow by an annual rate of ¼ of 1 percent, adjusted for inflation, while the top 1 percent saw theirs grow by 4.4 percent. Put another way—and pulling forward to the most recent year of data—from 1975 to 2013, the top 10 percent of households have accrued 109 percent of all the income gained.

[In] Albuquerque, New in five homicides is a police killing.

Somewhere between 3% and 10% of all U.S. employees – about 4 to 14 million Americans – are experiencing intimidating forms of political contact at work.

Twenty years ago the holding period of shares was 4 years on average. Today it's 22 seconds.


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    1. Here's a fun fact for our host--the anti-malware and spam software at my work has blocked his blog as a "malicious site." I wonder if allowing spam comments like this one contributed to that categorization. It's that, or the company providing the software has this site confused with the Hipcrime spam program, or my workplace is engaging in some restriction of my computer activity by blocking sites they disapprove of. I don't like any of my guesses.

    2. But this *is* a malicious site, lol. Seriously, I don't know what to do about all this spam. But at least I know where to find a good time the next time I'm in Tel Aviv.

    3. Well, it certainly is a subversive site, which means your name for it is truth in advertising. As for what to do about it, I delete and hide a lot of spam after mocking it thoroughly. Only the most creative or on-topic spam stays. It's gotten to the point where spammers read my snark and delete their spam comments before I have a chance to. Saves me the trouble that way.

    4. I'm going to share two links on the nature of money, a topic you explore, before I move on. The first is to a scholarly paper on money as a legal institution.

      The second is a blog post that summarizes and comments on the paper.

      You might find them interesting or at least useful.

      BTW, I got them from Nebris. I'm surprised he didn't share them with you first.

  4. I just gave your blog a plus one and shared it on Google Plus. Here is the comment I included with the share: "I follow this blog, which began within days of mine, follows many of the same topics, and shares the same theme for its name--a reference to an off-screen character in a science fiction book about overpopulation. Mine is from "The Mote in God's Eye." Chad's is from "Stand on Zanzibar." Now all I need to to is find a blog that makes such a reference to "Make Room, Make Room," which is better known as "Soylent Green.""

    Time to look for such a blog.


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