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Jul 31, 2019

As we reach pivotal milestones, such as the legal driving age, we’re met with serious questions: Who decided I’m not old enough to vote? Why can I drive but not enter a bar? When do I have to buy health insurance? Am I ready for all this? Join James Harrigan and Antony Davies as they weigh the pros and cons of transitioning from a minor to an adult live from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, on this week’s episode of Words & Numbers. 

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Quick hits

Brim’s Snack Foods
https://www.apr.org/post/life-so-delicious

Facts about small businesses
https://sbecouncil.org/about-us/facts-and-data/

$20 an hour minimum wage
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/454212-rashida-tlaib-minimum-wage-should-be-20-an-hour-not-15

Foolishness of the week

Montgomery county, Maryland wants to require landlords to provide air conditioning

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/as-temperatures-rise-montgomery-asks-should-landlords-have-to-provide-ac-to-tenants/2019/07/16/4b5c7406-a7dc-11e9-86dd-d7f0e60391e9_story.html

Topic of the week: When does a person become an adult?

Ages of majority across the states

https://hrpo.wustl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/5-Determining-Legal-Age-to-Consent.pdf

Bill calls for raising the smoking age to 21

https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/senate-majority-leader-mitch-mcconnell-introduces-bill-raise-federal-legal-smoking-age-21

Legal drinking ages across countries

https://drinkingage.procon.org/minimum-legal-drinking-age-in-190-countries/

Legal marriage ages across states

https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/table_marriage

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