EP 2: The Things That Get Measured

How do you measure the success or failure of a president? Maybe it’s the one practice from the business world that Donald Trump seems least likely to carry over.

In this episode, we look at KPIs, or Key Performance Indicators. We pick apart some of the KPIs that are commonly used to measure presidencies, and suggest some new and novel ones we might use.

Also featured in this episode: Martin O’Malley, obesity, aliens, the staggering decrease in worldwide combat deaths since WWII, Ronald Reagan, and sex. This is Robot F. Kennedy.


Key Performance Indicator (KPI): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Performance_indicator

Overweight and Obesity Statistics, National Institutes of Health (NIH): www.niddk.nih.gov/health-informati…-statistics.aspx

Nine Years of Apple’s iOS SDK generated $60 billion, 1.4 million jobs:

The Washington Post, Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment: www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/….90dd55afe414

Stock Market Performance by President, MacroTrends: www.macrotrends.net/2481/stock-mark…ce-by-president

The United States Office of Personnel Management, Total Government Employment Since 1962: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversig…loyment-since-1962/

War Deaths Data: ourworldindata.org/war-and-peace/

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