Talking Points: July 8, 2019

Talking Points: July 8, 2019

In 1783, there were 4,131 breweries in America- by 1978 that number had fallen to 78. After a tough century or two, that number, in 2018, had grown to 7,450. Bloomberg, June 17, 2019

Whole Foods has enjoyed a pricing revolution since Amazon purchased the chain of grocery stores. Right before Amazon acquired the grocer in August of 2017, a cart of 106 items cost $404.08. Today the cost is $394.45, or a price cut of 2.4%. Bloomberg, June 13, 2019 

Your dishwasher has more brain power than the computer that flew the Apollo astronauts to the Moon. FastCompany, June 12, 2019

Americans have received some 126 million doses of measles vaccine in the past dozen years. During that time, 284 people filed claims that they thought they were harmed by those vaccines- about half of those claims were dismissed. The New York Times, June 18, 2019

After five years of cannabis legalization, Colorado’s Department of Revenue said it has collected $1.02 billion in taxes on $6.5 billion of sold product. The Denver Post, June 12, 2019

It’s a myth that millennials don’t drive. Car ownership for Americans under the age of 35 is 82.6%. Barron’s, May 3, 2019

“It’s useless to hold a person to anything he says while he’s in love, drunk, or running for political office.” Shirley MacLaine

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