Talking Points: May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019

“Birth is not about making babies. Birth is about making mothers.” Barbara Katz Rothman

There are more single adults living, working and yes, still breathing  in America  than ever before. In 2017, the U.S. Census bureau reported 110.6 million unmarried people over the age of 18, or 45.2% of the adult population. Observer, January 1, 2018

On average, there are 23.5 square feet of retail space per person in the United States- which is 10 times the comparable retail footprint in Germany. AZCentral, April 12, 2019

Coal is projected to drop to 24% of total power generation by 2020, down from 28% in 2018 and 45% in 2010. ZME Science, May 3, 2019

Last year, 60 of the Fortune 500 companies paid no taxes on $79 billion in corporate income. CBS News, April 12, 2019

Payrolls have now risen for 104 quarters in a row, and the economy has created more than 20 million jobs since the Great Recession ended in 2009. Axios, May 3, 2019

“Children, I came to understand, need you around even if they ignore you. In fact, they need you around so they can ignore you.” Ruth Reichl

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