Mark Zinder

Mark Zinder

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Talking Points: NCAA, Income Tax, Movie Prices

NCAA, Income Tax, Movie Prices

In the tax year 2015 (the latest data from the IRS), the top 50% of wage earners accounted for 97.2% of the total income tax paid. Meanwhile, the top 1% accounted for 39% of the total tax paid, while the top 0.1% represented 19.5%; the top 0.01% paid 8.7%, and the top 0.001%, 3.5%. CNBC, July 20, 2018

Some 47 million people are expected to wager a total of $8.5 billion on the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. That compares to $325 million bet on the Super Bowl. American Gaming Association, March 18, 2019

In 2018, movie ticket prices averaged $9.11. Adjusted for inflation, it is now cheaper to go to the movies than it was in the 1970’s. Marketplace, March 14, 2019

According to the CDC, on average, the flu kills between 12,000 and 56,000 people in the U.S. each season. The Wall Street Journal, March 22, 2019

In 2016, only 26% of 16-year-olds earned a driver’s license, down from almost 50% in 1971. Bloomberg, January 10, 2019

Replacing the electricity produced by a single nuclear reactor would require building more than 800 average-size wind turbines or 15.8 million solar panels. Axios, December 3, 2018

“Second Street” is the most common street name in the United States- “First Street” is the third. National League of Cities

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