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The Wall Street Journal's columnist, The Numbers Guy, credits yours truly in this installment for alerting him to the claim of Live Aid promoters that they would reach a worldwide audience of 5.5 billion viewers/listeners in their appeal for money, credit, food, and love for the extremely impoverished of Africa. I believe this link can be followed without a subscription to wsj.com.

My recent Daily Article on the G-8 festivities in Scotland is here. My article links to the Wall Street Journal article that used to contain the 5.5 billion-viewer number. But if you go to the article now (subscription required), you'll just find a reference to "lots and lots" of viewers! Shades of George Orwell's memory hole! Good thing I kept the clipping.

N. Joseph Potts studies economics at his home in South Florida. Send him mail.

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