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Who Are These People?

HOW MANY PEOPLE are currently living in the United States? Come on, I gave you the answer on the second page of this book, and then again at the start of Chapter 3.

That’s right, roughly 320 million people, and I say roughly because counting that many people isn’t easy, and any official “big number” count you might see—say from the U.S. Census Bureau, United Nations, U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (yes, the CIA counts people), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (yep, they count people, too), etc.—is only an estimate or projection.

But wait a minute, maybe that’s why nobody seems to count people—why bother if the government does it?

OK, but does anyone bother looking at their numbers?

Do you?

Anyhow, the “roughly 320 ...

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