Tuesday Night time Owls: Excerpts from the February version of the Harper’s Index


Estimated quantity spent on 2020 campaigns for the U.S. Home of Representatives,Senate, and White Home: $14,000,000,000

Issue by which this exceeds the earlier document for an election yr: 2

Estimated quantity of worldwide tax income misplaced annually to corporations that incorporate in tax havens: $245,000,000,000

To people who retailer their property in tax havens: $182,000,000,000

Proportion of People in a relationship who hold a few of their cash secret from their accomplice: 37

Likelihood that an American knew somebody who died of COVID-19 final yr: 1 in 2

Minimal share by which the U.S. start price is predicted to fall this yr: 8

Estimated quantity of carbon, in metric tons, produced annually by the sending and receiving of emails: 12,000,000

By the sending and receiving of textual content messages: 7,000,000

Portion of U.S. medical doctors and nurse clinicians who’ve retired early or plan to take action due to the pandemic: 1/5

Proportion of U.S. employees over 55 who plan to delay their retirement due to the pandemic: 13

Portion of U.S. distant staff who say they’ve been working more durable than ever: 7/10

Who say they haven’t felt as appreciated by their employer since they started working remotely: ½