Talking Points: September 14, 2020

September 14, 2020

Football is America’s most popular sport and arguably our most popular form of entertainment. Last year, 43 of the top 50 most-watched TV broadcasts were football games. Axios, September 9, 2020

In the United States, blood plasma sales make up 1.6% of all goods exported, more than America earns from the sale of airplanes. “The Body” by Bill Bryson

In 2018, the average American household spent $5,102 every month. That means that the average American budget is $61,244, an increase of 1.9% from the previous year. The Motley Fool, January 21, 2020

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.” Helen Keller

The U.S. imprisonment rate is at its lowest level in more than two decades, with the greatest decline coming from black Americans, whose imprisonment rate decreased 34% since 2006. Pew Research Center, May 6, 2020

Last year there were 860,000 births in Japan, the first time the level dipped below 900,000 since tracking began. Japan is projected to see births drop by 10% in 2021. Nikkei Asian Review, August 23, 2020

“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” Ernest Hemingway

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