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Do You Assume

  1. 1. Do you assume? Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  2. 2. American petroleum consumption doubled between 1960 and 2006. The American economy quadrupled over the same period. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  3. 3. America consumed half the worldʼs oil in 1960. America consumed a quarter of the worldʼs oil in 2007. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  4. 4. In 1980 proven world oil reserves were 667 billion barrels. In 2007 proven world oil reserves were 1,238 billion barrels. 86% increase in reserves over a quarter century Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  5. 5. The world consumes about 1 cubic mile of oil per year. Which is equivalent to: • covering 4.2 billion houses with solar panels. • building 2,500 900MW nuclear plants. • installing 3 million wind turbines. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  6. 6. The world has consumed about 1.1 trillion barrels of oil in all history. The world knows where the next 1.3 trillion barrels of oil are to be found. At least another 3 - 6 trillion barrels of oil are thought to be open to discovery. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  7. 7. Do you assume… oil is a conspiracy? Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  8. 8. Since 1930 American crop yields have multiplied: • Corn - 6x • Cotton - 4x • Soybeans - 2.5 x • Wheat - 2x Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  9. 9. Sequencing the human genome took 13 years and billions of dollars. Sequencing the Neanderthal genome should take 2 years and cost millions of dollars. Within a decade it is estimated that sequencing will take hours and cost $1,000. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  10. 10. In 1971 an Intel processor contained 2,300 transistors. In 2008 an Intel processor contained 2 billion transistors. 870,000 fold increase Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  11. 11. In 2007 commercial airlines flew 6 times more passenger miles than they did in 1970 Amtrak, a government monopoly, railed 1 million passenger miles LESS in 2007 than it did in 1971. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  12. 12. In 2007 the Social Security Administration admitted overpaying $140 million to 44,000 recipients. A government rule called “Administrative Finality” disallows any attempt to recover the money. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  13. 13. Do you assume… markets are inefficient? Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  14. 14. Americaʼs corporate tax rate has remained unchanged at 39% since 1994. Company tax in the rest of the world has declined from 37% to 26% since 1994. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  15. 15. America raises an amount equal to 2.5% of GDP from corporate taxes. American companies pay a rate of 39.3% Ireland raises an amount equal to 3.4% of GDP from corporate taxes. Irish companies pay a rate of 12.5% Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  16. 16. Exxon Mobil made a Q2 2008 profit of $1,486 per second by selling oil it had developed. Governments made a Q2 2008 profit of $4,114 per second by taxing Exxon Mobil. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  17. 17. Exxonʼs profit on Q2 ʼ08 sales was 8.4%. Government profit on Exxonʼs sales was 23% Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  18. 18. The American Government spends nearly $3 trillion per year. The American Government produces $0 per year. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  19. 19. In 1999 the top 5% of American earners paid 55% of all federal income tax. In 2006 the top 5% of American earners paid 60% of all federal income tax. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  20. 20. In 1934 the U.S. government raised $54 in individual income taxes per capita. Constant 2007 dollars In 2007 the U.S. government raised $3,838 in individual income taxes per capita. 7,000% increase or 96% more each year, every year for 73 years Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  21. 21. In 1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt expropriated private gold holdings paying $20.67 per ounce in dollars. Once the gold was taken by F.D.R. he devalued the dollars paid in exchange by 41%. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  22. 22. Do you assume... someone else pays taxes? Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  23. 23. In 1965 entitlement spending totaled 28% of all US government spending. In 2007 entitlement spending totaled 62% of all US government spending. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  24. 24. In 1950 there were 5 Social Security recipients for every 100 contributors. In 2015 there will be 35 Social Security recipients for every 100 contributors. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  25. 25. In 1965 the Federal Government paid 11% of all health care costs. In 2007 the Federal Government paid 33% of all health care costs. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  26. 26. In 2000 American children were liable for $20 trillion in legacy fiscal exposures. In 2007 American children were liable for $53 trillion in legacy fiscal exposures. 22% increase per year; 18 times larger than annual GDP Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  27. 27. In 1946 America owed less than 1% of its debt to foreign interests. In 2007 America owed 45% of its debt to foreign interests. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  28. 28. Do you assume... you are entitled? Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  29. 29. In 1950 there were 1.3 newspapers sold for every American household. In 2007 there was ½ a newspaper sold for every American household. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  30. 30. In 2003 energy analyst Matt Simmons predicted that U.S. natural gas production would collapse by 2005. From 2007 to 2008 natural gas production Increased by 9%. The fastest rate in a decade. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  31. 31. In 1988 global temperatures were forecast to rise dramatically in all future years unless human CO2 emissions were slashed. Since 1998 global temperatures have cooled slightly even though CO2 increased 5.5% Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  32. 32. Implementing the Kyoto Treaty was forecast to reduce global temperatures by 0.07ºC after 100 years. Not a single temperature model has been correct after 5 years. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  33. 33. The 2005 hurricane season was touted as an example of more frequent & violent global warming induced hurricanes. 2007 & 2008 northern hemisphere tropical cyclone activity was the lowest in 30 years. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  34. 34. In 1919 the USGS forecast world peak oil production by 1928. Peak oil production has still not been reached. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  35. 35. In 1955 the American Cancer Society forecast 25% of Americans would suffer cancer. In 2004 the ACS reported cancer incidence rates of 0.5%. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  36. 36. In 1968 economist Paul Ehrlich forecast death by starvation for hundreds of millions by 1980 The WHO reports that obesity rates have tripled since 1980 and that developing nations are most at risk. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  37. 37. In 1988 actor-activist Ted Danson forecast a total collapse of world fisheries by 1998. Fish harvests remain stable in aggregate Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  38. 38. Do you assume... trends are linear? Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  39. 39. In the 1980s “American-Declinists” forecast the displacement of the U.S. by Japan and Europe by 2000 At the start of this century America was the undisputed sole superpower and China was the new favorite to achieve parity or superiority. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  40. 40. In 1989 Francis Fukuyama forecast “The End of History” as the Soviet Union collapsed. In 2008 Russia invaded Georgia and threatened to attack Poland with nuclear weapons. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  41. 41. In 1800 the U.S. government paid 20% of its income in bribes and tributes to Islamic pirates to secure free trade and to prevent the enslavement sailors. In 1815 the U.S. government paid 0% of its income in bribes and tributes to Islamic pirates after defeating them in battle. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  42. 42. On September 11, 1683 European allies won the Battle of Vienna ending 300 years of Ottoman imperialism. On September 11, 2001 Salafist terrorists killed more than 3,000 people in their war to restore the Caliphate. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  43. 43. Do you assume... history is the past? Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  44. 44. American War Casualties World War II: 224 killed per day Korea: 24 killed per day Vietnam: 8 killed per day Iraq + Afghanistan: 2.1 killed per day Chicago Murders in 2008 1.4 killed per day Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  45. 45. In 1970 lead emissions in the U.S. were 220,869 short tons. By 2000 lead emissions had fallen below 4,000 tons. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  46. 46. In 1992 Club of Rome researchers reasserted the world had grown beyond its limits. Since 1992 Brazil, Russia, India & China have doubled their combined economies in real terms. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  47. 47. 133 million people have been lifted out of poverty since 1980, 75% of them in China alone. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  48. 48. Do you assume... things always get worse? Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  49. 49. Real U.S. government education expenses have nearly tripled since 1990. Since 1990 U.S. high school students are about three times less competitive internationally. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  50. 50. College Tuition Fees have inflated 300% since 1967. College Grade Point Averages have inflated 55% since 1967. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  51. 51. Teacher : Pupil ratios are lower than ever. Admin. : Pupil ratios are lower than ever. Teacher qualifications and income are higher than ever. American high school graduates are less competent than ever. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  52. 52. In 2007, government spent almost $10,000 per elementary & secondary pupil. Competing countries educate entire grades for that price and achieve better results. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  53. 53. Do you assume... money improves education? Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  54. 54. UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Jan Egeland, 2004: “Americans are stingy”. Americans privately gave $2 billion after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and $25 billion in all of 2004. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  55. 55. 2004 charitable giving per capita United States - $417 Spain - $183 France - $111 Germany - $59 Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  56. 56. Most philanthropic states 1. Mississippi 2. Arkansas 3. Oklahoma 4. Louisiana 5. Alabama 6. Tennessee 7. South Dakota 8. Utah 9. North Dakota 10.Idaho Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  57. 57. Americans are roughly 4% of the worldʼs population and have been awarded roughly and develop around and generateabout and provide about and earnabout donate 80% ofof the worldʼs Prizes 20% thethe Nobel income 25% of worldʼs medicines 60% 35% of the worldʼs patents 25% worldʼs food charity in Economics, Science & Medicine Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  58. 58. Created by Timothy Wood Will you assume? Wednesday, March 18, 2009

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