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Britain spends about £38 per head a year on legal aid, compared to £4 in Germany and £3 in France. (The Guardian, 10th January 2008) The first year in which there was no recorded lynching of a black American was 1952. (Boston Globe, 2nd December 2007) In the US, in 1950 the ratio of workers to retirees was 18 to 1. In 2050, it is projected to be 2 to 1. But in 2050 the worker to dependent ratio will be 10 to 8—better than in the 1960s, when it was 10 to 9. (Prospect, February) Only 13 per cent…

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