Friday, May 31, 2013

Via JMG: 16% More American Millionaires


The number of American millionaires rose by 16% in the last year. Via New York Daily News:

Blazing stock market gains pushed more bank accounts past the $1 million mark last year. The number of millionaires around the globe reached 13.8 million by the end of 2012, up from 12.6 million in the prior year, according to a report by Boston Consulting Group. Private wealth worldwide grew by nearly 8% last year to $136 trillion. The biggest driver was the performance of equity markets, which helped the “haves’ have even more. The U.S. was home to the most millionaire households, with 5.9 million — up about 16% from the prior year.
Meanwhile the number of people using food stamps has soared by 70% since 2008.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Via JMG: Bars Per Capita By State


 
North Dakota is the "booziest" state according to an analysis of 2010 census data. New Hampshire ranks last and New York ranks 19th. An interactive map at the bottom of this article also includes a ranking of liquor stores per capita.


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