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Thursday, June 14, 2012

America By The Numbers

This is pretty cool. It turns out that every Friday morning is "America By The Numbers" time on C-SPAN's Washington Journal. This features people from different branches of the government--but especially the Census Bureau--who keep track of America by way of the federal statistical system. This week the guest is Marc Perry, Chief of the Census Bureau's Population Distribution Branch, discussing "Who Lives in America's Largest Cities." The Census Bureau website lists all of their people who have been on the program, including links to PDF files of tables and charts, and a link to the video of the program on C-SPAN.

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    An interesting article on population collapse in Bulgaria. Thought you might find it interesting.