The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has launched an online Tracker of Anti-Semitic Incidents. The Tracker is a compilation of recent cases of anti-Jewish vandalism, harassment, and assault reported to or detected by ADL.
This tool allows users to see the activity that has taken place, not just around the country, but in localities potentially nearby.
The ADL’s mission to “stop the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.”
Deutsche Bank researched prices for five star hotel rooms in 54 cities world wide, which it defined as a Hyatt Regency with a view. Where Hyatt Regency did not have a property in a prominent location, Park Hyatt Hotels were used. In some cities, the bank ended up using other brands of hotels.
The results are interesting. New York City is in 22nd place at $415. Boston was in 46th place at $239. In last place was Kuala Lumpur at $164.
It is interesting to see the airlines that have grown and declined over the last decade. Measured by scheduled seats, OAG reports that American Airlines is the largest airline in the world beating out Delta, which held the top spot in 2010. Even so, Delta’s scheduled seats grew by 20% from 2010 to 2019.
Other items of interest:
There are four US carriers in the top ten: American (AA), Delta (DL), Southwest (WN) and United (UA). US Airways and Continental have been merged and are no longer flying.
China holds three spots on the top ten list: China Southern Airlines (CZ), China Eastern Airlines (MU) and Air China (CA).
The largest non-US carrier is Ryanair (FR), based in Ireland. Ryanair is now number 5 on the list having risen from number 7 in 2010.
Turkish Airways (TK) is now the tenth largest airline and easyJet (U2) based in the UK is number eight.
Lufthansa (LH), one of my favorite airlines, is no longer on the list.
Credit Suisse has released its 2019 Global wealth report. Credit Suisse analyzes the household wealth of 5.1 billion adults across the globe. The report disregards the relatively small amount of wealth owned by children on their own account which explains why the report does not account for the total world population of 7.7 billion people.
The report shows a high level of wealth inequality. The United States continues to dominate but China is on the rise at the expense of Japan.
The bottom half of adults account for less than 1% of total global wealth in mid-2019. The richest top 10% of adults have 82% of global wealth and the top 1% alone owns nearly half (45%) of all household assets.
There are 47m millionaires in the world. The United States has 18.6m of these millionaires or 40% of the total. China is second place with 10% of the total followed by Japan (6%). The UK and Germany are tied. They each have 5% of the total.
Average wealth per adult in 2019 was $70,849 (USD).
The Pew Research Center analyzed new data about world population from the United Nations and concluded that Africa’s population is projected to more than triple in the next 80 years:
Between 2020 and 2100, Africa’s population is expected to increase from 1.3 billion to 4.3 billion. Projections show these gains will come mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, which is expected to more than triple in population by 2100. The regions that include the United States and Canada (Northern America) and Australia and New Zealand (Oceania) are projected to grow throughout the rest of the century, too, but at slower rates than Africa.