Preview 2018

Last Friday, Team Stat Pack presented 66 riveting slides to attendees at the Las Vegas Metro Chamber’s Preview event. They provided an economic snapshot for Southern Nevada, the U.S. and the planet at large. We have received many requests for the slide show, so here it is in all its glory: the 2018 Preview slides.
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Our Preview 2017 Presentation

Billed by the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce as “the Freakonomics of Las Vegas,” the Stat Pack team this week presented a top-down 2017 economic overview at Preview Las Vegas, the biggest gathering of Nevada business professionals each year.
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If you have any questions about the slide show or the Nevada economy, don’t hesitate to contact Stat Pack co-publishers Mike PeQueen, partner and director with HighTower Las Vegas, and John Restrepo, principal economist at RCG Economics.
 
 

What Do the Earth’s 7 Billion People Do Anyway?

The U.S. ranks 8th out of 188 countries in the Human Development Index.
Who does what in this big wide world?
7 billion

Source:  Funders and Founders

 
Everything you need to know about the Paris climate agreement.
Where in the world has economic growth been coming from?
GDP

Source: Financial Times

 
And look where huge population growth is coming from:

Pop

 
Have iPhone sales peaked?
Different grades of oil are at different price levels. Some already near $20/barrel:

crudes

 
We never tire of marveling at personal income tax rates greater than 50%:

pays

Do You Believe Truthy Things?

Macau is still suffering.
The world’s fastest growing cities:

urban

Top 15 CO2 producers and their pledges to reduce:
emissions
Perception:
opinion
Reality:

oil

Got A/C? 2015 is set to be hottest year on record.
How being genuine affects career success:

EQ

Source: World Economic Forum

Are we getting our healthcare money’s worth?

right nation

Are we in danger of losing our teachers to Luxembourg?

teachers

Which country has the longest average working hours? Find out the surprising answer here.
But no real surprises here:

internetusage

The internet is also now the top resource for job seekers.
More perception versus reality:

muslim

Why…?

family

4.9 Billion People Now Have Mobile Accounts

First America, then Europe. The debt crisis has reached emerging markets, and The Economist explains.
Where is the world’s groundwater?

water

Source:  Tech Times

 
According to Ericsson’s most recent Mobility Report, the number of mobile subscriptions now outnumbers the world’s population:
subscriptions

Source:  Statista

(Note:  Ericsson puts the number of actual mobile subscribers at 4.9 billion, leaving 2.4 billion people disconnected.)
 
New  Zealand, anyone?

business

Source:  World Economic Forum

 
More forgiveness?

burgeoning

 
What’s amiss in Iceland? And about what is Australia so depressed…?
antidepressants
 
Another sign of the times:

Nest

 
Domestic migration on deck:

seas

Source:  World Economic Forum

 
Best places to grow old:
age
 
This is amusing:

FED

Source:  Wall Street Journal

 
We really ought to do something about this:

medicine

 
Could this be why the U.S. is delaying interest rate increases?
debt
 
Tame inflation.
prices

Who’s on Top?

The top 10 tax havens in the world.
Handheld banking stats:

banking

 
HighTower believes India provides interesting investment opportunities. Here’s why:
india's
Apple is slashing iPhone orders, says Credit Suisse.
Gold recovers but is still heading for third-straight year of losses.
Workers who take most of their paid leave:
paid vacation

Source:  Statista

 
Most prosperous countries based on eight key metrics:
rankings

Source:  Prosperity.com

 
Got health?

health

 
How satellite images can help provide a better snapshot of world poverty via the always-excellent City Lab.
Maybe they can take a look at some of these:

China

 
We’re tied for first:

passport

 
Are we heading for a second cold war?

Military

Source: World Economic Forum

Biggest Boats, Most Expensive Pills, Hardest Working Kids

The world’s biggest boats:

boats

Here’s some evidence Canadians are on a debt-fueled spending spree.
Keeping up with the Karumes.
Internet freedom across the world:

internet

Source: http://www.statista.com/chart/3942/internet-freedom-across-the-world-visualized/

Another way to view global wealth:

wealth

Source:  Statista

World’s most industrious students:

work

Competitive gaming to grow 150 percent by 2018.
But Macau gaming revenue tumbles for the 17th straight month.
Wow!

drugs

Source: Business Insider

U.S. international trade by the numbers.
Nuclear power stats:

power

Why the value of bitcoin is on an absolute tear.
The cost of war and terrorism:

violence

Source: Statista

Got Smog?

Got taxes?

who pays the tax

Morgan Stanley makes a comeback in real estate.
Half the world’s wealth is owned by the 1%.
Where water scarcity is a problem:
water
Could Russia cut American submarine telecom cables?
Best roads to drive from around the world.
Watch Europe’s migrant crisis escalate in this animated, interactive map.
DiCaprio finds joy in Macau project with De Niro, Scorsese
Got female billionaires?
china

Source:  http://www.statista.com/chart/3916/female-billionaires-nowhere-comes-close-to-china/

The global debt overhang has increased since the financial crisis.

debt

Source: McKinsey

What’s Europe to do?

refugee

Who was the most profitable James Bond?
james bond
Global shifts in religion:
religous
Got smog?
pollution