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By prospect   February 1997

The US presidential campaign cost $800m-less than a third of the $2.5 billion spent by Americans to celebrate Halloween. [The New Republic, 18th November 1996]

Over the past five years, the Singaporean economy has grown by 90 per cent. [Charles Hampden- Turner, University of Cambridge]

The US General Accounting Office estimates that there are 250,000 attacks on Pentagon computer systems each year, of which 65 per cent are “successful.” [The World Today, January 1997]

The number of seven and eight year olds walking to school on their own has fallen from 80 per cent in 1971 to 9…

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