Talking Points: July 29, 2019

July 29, 2019

A recent poll conducted in June of this year revealed that 6% of Americans believe the moon landing was staged and 15% said they don’t know if it was real or fake. USAToday, July 20, 2019

According to the Congressional Budget Office, a bill to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 would lift 1.3 million people out of poverty. However, the office also projected it would likely lead to 1.3 million lost jobs. The New York Times, July 8, 2019

WeWork lost $219,000 every hour of every day in the first quarter of 2019. The office-space manager is hemorrhaging cash, racking up a $3 billion deficit since 2019. Nonetheless, it is being valued at $47 billion ahead of its public debut later this year. Business Insider, July 3, 2019

“The nature of life is change and the nature of people is to resist change.” Lori Gottlieb

The city of Syracuse found that by writing a note asking residents to pay their back taxes, they were able to bring in 57% more revenue from delinquent property owners than would be expected from a standard legal letter demanding payment. Bloomberg, December 12, 2019

If you’re playing blackjack the way most people do, experts say you’ll lose about $4 for every $100 you put in. MarketPlace, July 11, 2019

“Grief can take care of itself, but to get full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.” Mark Twain

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