America’s Top New Year’s Resolutions For 2021

For many, 2020 has been 'a year', which makes getting a fresh start in 2021 feel very appealing. The turn of the calendar brings both the opportunity to reflect on the last 12 months and, as Statista's Claire Jenik notes below, the chance to begin planning for the next dozen.For...

Fake Pastors Swindle Churchgoers In $28 Million FX/Crypto Ponzi Scheme 

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed charges against two Maryland companies and their principals allegedly defrauding more than 1,000 investors in a $28 million Ponzi scheme. The SEC first filed the complaint against 1st Million LLC and Smart Partners LLC, and their principals, Dennis Jali, John Frimpong, and Arley Johnson,...

Why You Should Expect More Stimulus Fraud Coming Soon

By Brad Polumbo We’ve all heard the apocryphal quote attributed to Albert Einstein: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Einstein might not have actually said it, but the quip nonetheless describes what Congress is doing right now with COVID-19 stimulus efforts to...

Goldman’s Top Charts Of 2020

In the year's final report published by Goldman's economists the bank has summarized key global themes that stood out this year and are likely to shape 2021 in a series of charts.First, here are some of Goldman's key observations on the global economy:The global economy came to a sudden pandemic...

YouTube’s Top-Earner In 2020… Is 9 Years Old

YouTube stars are regularly bombarded with the question "how much do you earn doing this?". Statista's Martin Armstrong provides this infographic to shed some light on the most lucrative end of the YouTube money list.You will find more infographics at StatistaRyan Kaji earned $29.5 million from June 1, 2019 to June...

2020: The Year Things Started Going Badly Wrong

Authored by Gail Tverberg via Our Finite World blog,How today’s energy problem is different from peak oilMany people believe that the economy will start going badly wrong when we “run out of oil.” The problem we have today is indeed an energy problem, but it is a different energy problem. Let me...