Just a numeracy quickie:
On the way in to work, listened to a news report about a “green” car show (on California Report, CA NPR stations, produced by the local station). So far, so good.
Some official said it was so important because Californians buy one out of every ten cars sold in the U.S., which she seemed to think was a startling fact.
Antennae having risen, I confirmed what I believed to be the case: One out of every eight people in the U.S. lives in California.
So I guess the startling fact is that Californians buy cars at a slower rate than the rest of the country–that it’s not the “car-crazy” state after all?