June 1, 2020

Would You Pay More? - If US airlines were to stop booking passengers into “middle seats” in order to achieve some level of “social distancing,” they would need to raise ticket prices by +43% to recover lost revenue (source: International Air Transport Association). Rep...

May 29, 2020

We Need A Winner Now - 88% of the drugs that enter clinical trials do not receive FDA approval and never come to market for sale to the general public (source: Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development).  Reprinted with permission from BTN.

May 28, 2020

Games - The last time MLB played a shortened regular season that still included post-season play was 1981.  After a players’ strike that wiped out 52 games per team, the Dodgers won the ’81 World Series (source: MLB). Reprinted with permission from BTN.

May 27, 2020

Social Distancing Already - 35 million Americans live alone, i.e., 28% of the households in the United States have just a single person living in the house/apartment (source: Census Bureau). Reprinted with permission of BTN.  

May 26, 2020

Can We Change Our Mind? - The PGA announced a 9-year media agreement (2022-2030) with CBS, NBC and ESPN on Monday 3/09/20 worth an estimated $700 million per year, just 4 days before President Trump declared on Friday 3/13/20 a national emergency due to the COVID-19 pa...

May 22, 2020

Expensive Education - Outstanding student loan debt in the USA was $1.54 trillion as of 3/31/20, up +103% from $760 billion as of 3/31/10 (source: Federal Reserve Bank of New York). Reprinted with permission from BTN.

May 21, 2020

Would You Pay More? - If US airlines were to stop booking passengers into “middle seats” in order to achieve some level of “social distancing,” they would need to raise ticket prices by +43% to recover lost revenue (source: International Air Transport Association). Rep...

May 20, 2020

How Ironic - The US economy fell 4.8% in the first quarter, i.e., quarter-over-quarter change expressed as an annualized total.  47% of the 4.8% decline was from the nation’s “health care” sector, partially due to the requirement that hospitals temporarily stop all non...