Posts Tagged ‘country’

Here in the U.S., the Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates that anxiety affects 40 million adults – that’s 18% of the entire population. Anxiety is now the most common mental illness in the country.

Product innovation oriented around anxiety (encompassing stress, mood, and sleep) spans nearly 30 different categories, including chocolate, yogurt, air fresheners, fabric conditioners, and skincare.

The more products we buy to treat anxiety, the more we’ll think about our anxiety…  And that’s not healthy.” -The Crux

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How to Drive

Posted: December 15, 2017 in Thought for the Day
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“When you drive a car across the country, you have to first turn on the ignition.  That’s the only thing I know about getting across the country by car. You have to start the car.” -James Altucher

Or, for that matter, anything in life.

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“Here’s a chart based on research from the Economic Policy Institute that describes the problem. As you can see, productivity in this country grew nearly 250% between 1948 and 2014, but median wages only grew 109%…You’ll also notice that the divergence begins around 1971… the year President Nixon removed the U.S. dollar from gold.

Why? Because paper money doesn’t transmit gains in productivity like real, sound money should.

In short, when the dollar was unlinked from gold, the government was granted the ability to create unlimited amounts of new money. But this money doesn’t flow to everyone equally. It is created in the banks, and then works its way through the financial system before eventually trickling down through the real economy. The result is that asset and consumer prices have risen far faster than wages.” -Justin Brill

“After all, it is by teaching our young people the value of personal responsibility one kid at a time that we reclaim this country for future generations to come.” -Daniel Gray

“Another way to solve the traffic problems of this country is to pass a law that only paid-for cars be allowed to use the highways.”  ~Will Rogers