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Millions missing

"Millions missing" Continued...

Issue: "No pray zone?," July 13, 2013

“The right to life is what defines us as humans,” Banerji says in the film. “As a human being your most fundamental right is to life and existence and it’s unconditional. You don’t ever have to justify why someone has the right to live like we do now with women.” 

Bubbling high

HOPPED UP: Brewer Shaun Hill at Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro, Vt.
Associated Press/Photo by Toby Talbot
HOPPED UP: Brewer Shaun Hill at Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro, Vt.

According to the Brewers Association, the number of breweries in the United States has reached an all-time high. In June 2012, more than 2,400 breweries were in operation. That’s a huge increase from the industry’s low point in 1979, when only 89 breweries existed. It’s even higher than in 1887, when German immigrants operated breweries like Schlitz, Pabst, and Budweiser. 

A group of U.S. senators has noticed the increasing economic role played by small craft breweries. The Democratic Outreach and Steering Committee invited 13 members of the Brewers Association and its chief operating officer to Washington, D.C., to discuss “the challenges and opportunities the small brewing community faces … from taxation and regulation to the key role many small breweries play in revitalizing communities across the country.” 

Small Brewers Caucuses exist in both the House of Representatives (120 members) and the Senate (18 members). Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Max Baucus (D-Mont.) wrote in a “Dear Colleague” letter that “1,700 craft brewers all across America … generate more than $3 billion in wages and benefits, and pay more than $2.3 billion in business, personal, and consumption taxes.” —Susan Olasky

Angela Lu
Angela Lu

Angela is a reporter for WORLD News Group who lives and works in Los Angeles. She enjoys cooking, reading, and storytelling. Follow Angela on Twitter @angela818.

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