46 Percentage increase in sales between 2001 and 2002 of GI Joe figures (children’s toys).
$15m Amount of a contract awarded to an American firm to build a cement factory in Iraq.
$80,000 Amount an Iraqi firm spent (using Saddam’s confiscated funds) to build the same factory, after delays prevented the American firm from starting it.
3 Number of companies that control the US voting technology market.
52 Percentage of votes cast during the 2002 midterm elections that were recorded by Election Systems & Software, the largest voting-technology firm, a big Republican donor.
29 Percentage of votes that will be cast via computer voting machines that don’t produce a paper record.
75 Percentage of American young adults who don’t know the population of the United States.
53 Percentage of Canadian young adults who don’t know the population of the United States.
11 Percentage of American young adults who cannot find the United States on a map.
30 Percentage of Americans who believe that „politics and government are too complicated to understand.“[…]
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