Linky Friday: Money, Money, Money
“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people that they don’t like.”
– Will Rogers
Linky Friday: Money, Money, Money
[Mo1] Elon Musk tweeted that he was thinking of taking Tesla private and had secured funding. People had strong reactions. Now the SEC says it wasn’t true, is suing him, and seeking his removal.
[Mo2] While Dr. Ford was testifying at the Kavanaugh hearings, her supporters were busy donating to her legal and security funds to the tune of over $190K just during the testimony.
[Mo3] The World’s Most Valuable Sports Agencies 2018 “Sports Agencies have negotiated a collective $45.7 billion in current professional athlete contracts, netting more than $2.35 billion in commissions, an increase of almost 10% over last year.”
[Mo4] Liberia announced that last week they “lost” $104M in cash. Turns out they, along with many countries, outsource the printing of currency, and it was one of those shipments that went missing.
[Mo5] “Jack Ma Is Quitting His $420 Billion Company to Become a Teacher. Here’s Everything to Know About China’s Richest Man”
[Mo6] Want to make money in advertising in digital area? You need to be multifaceted, and bring the humor.
[Mo7] The Senate Judiciary Committee has been getting all the attention, but over in the House a raging debate in committee over regulating sports gambling was going on.
[Mo8] Quarterly economic numbers are still good, but the underlying data is starting to show some drag to the economy from tariffs and the “trade war.”
[Mo9] Best laid plans: He stole $4M from an Alaskan bank only to get busted by customs in Mexico
[Mo10] “William Burke and William Hare, both Irish immigrants who ran a boardinghouse in Edinburgh, Scotland, and killed a minimum of 15 people during a 10-month period in 1827 and 1828. You know why they did that? Because they made a small fortune doing it.”
[Mo11] In a little over a decade, commercial space flight has gone from novelty to routine. Next up, the moon, and NASA is signaling to companies to have at it.
[Mo12] The final bill funding the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), NIH’s parent agency, also matches the amounts the Senate measure had tagged for NIH research in specific areas. It includes $425 million more for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (bringing the total to $2.34 billion); a $100 million increase for the cancer moonshot, or $400 million total; and an $86 million raise for the All of Us precision medicine study, for a total of $376 million.
[Mo13] 5 money myths about millennials.
[Mo14] “In a year full of dubious landmarks, GE has encountered another: The storied conglomerate is now worth less than $100 billion.”
[Mo15] Addition by subtraction, or if you’re Dunkin’ Donuts, open 1000 new stores but drop the Donuts from your name.
[Mo16] The rich are increasingly abandoning hedgefunds.
[Mo17] Austerity measures and attempts to balance a national budget have hit Argentina scientist hard; “The science and technology system of Argentina is collapsing,” warns molecular biologist Alberto Kornblihtt, who heads the Institute of Physiology, Molecular Biology, and Neurosciences of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (Conicet) here.”
[Mo18] What we call foreign policy is often related to countries doing business with each other. The US is looking to enforce sanctions on Iran, which will bring conflict with the countries that rely on them for business concerns.
[Mo19] Walmart makes it’s money by dictating to suppliers, and it’s latest guideline that produce suppliers have blockchain enabled tracking for safety and quality of greens especially should be online by Sep. 2019.
[Mo20] Here are some past predictions on how the future of money would turn out, and how they held up to reality.
[Mo21] Married men make more money than single men, married women, or single women. Gender wage gap is a complex problem, so the St. Louis Fed has some charts and data, including breaking down the stats in 5 year age increments.