Comments on: Counterparties http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/25/counterparties-43/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Mike http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/25/counterparties-43/comment-page-1/#comment-9196 Thu, 26 Nov 2009 05:37:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/25/counterparties-43/#comment-9196 Dobbs’ statements about the number of illegal immigrants in the US are correct. If anything, he’s underestimating. It’s much, much higher than the miraculously unchanging “12 million” figure, which was reached back in the early 80’s. (My 1980 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records gives a figure of 10 million in the year of its publication.)The arguments for the accepted figure pretty much all boil down to “everyone responsible is quoting it, so it must be true.” Yeah, I read it in the papers and saw it on TV, so there it is. Absolute stupidity.

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By: John Jansen http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/25/counterparties-43/comment-page-1/#comment-9181 Thu, 26 Nov 2009 01:44:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/25/counterparties-43/#comment-9181 Felix,Thank you very much for all of your kind words and for your support at the beginning.JJJ

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