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

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

Factor by which this exceeds the previous record for an election year: 2

Estimated amount of global tax revenue lost each year to companies that incorporate in tax havens: $245,000,000,000

To individuals who store their assets in tax havens: $182,000,000,000

Percentage of Americans in a relationship who keep some of their money secret from their partner: 37

Chance that an American knew someone who died of COVID-19 last year: 1 in 2

Minimum percentage by which the U.S. birth rate is expected to fall this year: 8

Estimated amount of carbon, in metric tons, produced each year by the sending and receiving of emails: 12,000,000

By the sending and receiving of text messages: 7,000,000

Portion of U.S. doctors and nurse clinicians who have retired early or plan to do so because of the pandemic: 1/5

Percentage of U.S. workers over 55 who plan to delay their retirement because of the pandemic: 13

Portion of U.S. remote employees who say they have been working harder than ever: 7/10

Who say they have not felt as appreciated by their employer since they began working remotely: ½

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