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In 1983, 18-34 year olds were 5 percentage points more likely than those aged over 55 to support higher taxes and public spending. Now they are 9 points less likely to support this. [British Social Attitudes] In 1997, beef in the developing world cost a third less in real terms than in 1971. [The Economist, 13th December 2003] There are more weblogs written in Persian than any language other than French and English. [BBC, 12th December 2003] Only 5 per cent of land in the US is urbanised. [Michael Crichton’s website] There are 2.5m pulped Mills and Boon books in…

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