Daily Briefing: June 10

The stat, the quote, and the read you need to start your day.

Stat

Agave... right now it's really popular. This year will mark the first time ever that tequila and mezcal sales in the US will exceed American whiskey sales (which is also a good sign for lime and salt). Furthermore, next year, the agave-based combination is expected to overtake vodka as the most-bought beverage by value in the United States.

Quote

“In my state, the price of gas is so high that it would be cheaper to buy cocaine and just run everywhere.”

Louisiana Senator John Kennedy is one of many Republicans hammering the Biden administration for soaring gas prices—though his critique is a little more colorful than most. Biden’s economic officials say that broader geopolitical factors out of their control, such as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, are to blame.

Read

How San Francisco became a failed city. (The Atlantic)

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