Originally dating back to the Vietnam War. When one's rotation date (leave the country) was near, one lost focus on still being a soldier, and became a liability instead of an asset. Also, the period of time at the end of the 12th grade, when one has already been accepted into a college or the military, and is just waiting for the Senior Prom and Graduation ceremonies.
Thomas I. White of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles :
"Like humans, dolphins appear to be self-conscious, unique individuals with distinctive personalities, memories and a sense of self, who are vulnerable to a wide range of physical and emotional pain and harm, and who have the power to reflect upon and choose their actions."
To truly be at the "top" of the animal kingdom; then surely it is incumbent upon us to recognize non-human persons.
Informal inflation index "voted upon" by "short" and "long" day-traders in global market. Roughly a measure of inflationary forces vs deflationary monetary assets. Some of the obvious indicators are called the Dow, Nasdaq, and the Standard and Poors. Calculated roughly as the inverse of the monetary symbol, as in the US, the dollar.
Stockflation has become the modern mantra for the illusion of wealth.