The Cost Of Things

Jeff Scon at Moyers & Company
After the most recent Super Bowl, I read an article that estimated it cost employers $1 billion in lost productivity on the Monday afterward — a mix of people calling in sick, showing up late and spending time discussing the top commercials (46 percent), the halftime show (12 percent), and the game play and strategy (12 percent).
Ask yourself: How much time during the last week did you spend ‘on’ Trump?
This article got me thinking about how much the Trump presidency will cost the US economy during the next four years due to similar losses in productivity.
Trump’s narcissistic behavior — manifested in his unfiltered and uncontrolled Twitter communications and his preoccupation with being the center of attention — has created an unrelenting daily media frenzy. Every day brings a new crisis, new accusations, insults and lies that suck us into spending time “on” Trump.
Ask yourself: How much time during the last week did you spend “on” Trump?
Here's a snapshot of Schon's quickie pass at the math:
 
And what do you think we might be able to do with that kinda money? Go check the end of his piece.

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