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By prospect   April 2004

Only 28 per cent of Americans who earn over $100,000 a year are in favour of free trade. Five years ago the figure was 57 per cent. [Prospect, page 11] By the age of 50, the human eye lets in 20 per cent less light. [LA Times, 17th February 2004] In 1377, 35 per cent of English men were named John. [The Observer, 14th March 2004] In every US presidential election since 1950 bar one, the Republican ticket has included someone named Bush, Dole, or Nixon. [The Guardian, 10th March 2004] Over the past year, American share prices have made…

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