A quick look at the numbers that are driving the conversation this week:
21 million –number of people in the world currently enduring slavery, a fact mentioned by Steve McQueen upon receiving the Best Picture Oscar for 12 Years a Slave
3% –drop in Germany’s Dax stock index due to Ukraine crisis
92 – number of federal anti-poverty programs -many of which were deemed inefficient and duplicative by Paul Ryan in a recent report
$799 billion – cost of those federal programs in 2012
More than 2,000 –number of flights cancelled today on the East Coast
$75.00 – the amount added to the price of a car due to those regulations
$6.7 billion – $19 billion – the annual economic benefits of those regulations due to saved lives and prevented missed work and school days due to illness.