Alex Kadis

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Turning the Clock Back 72 Years

After reading a post on the Freakonomics blog, I decided to do a bit of research: ‘If you are in the United States, you probably remember participating in the Decennial Census in 2010. These forms are kept confidential for 72 years—roughly an average American’s life span. But this same rule means that today (actually, a couple of days ago), the 1940 Census results became public information.’