A Book for People Who Love Numbers, Sam Roberts, NY Times, February 22, 2006.
The Historical Statistics of the United States, Millenial edition is due out this spring. I guess I’m that certain personality type because I just wish that I had $825 to plunk down on this 5 volume set — $5000+ if you want perpetual digital access! This is an invaluable resource for any reference collection.
I wonder though, why the Census Bureau authorized the privatized edition to be published by Cambridge University Press? In addition, call me naive, but I wonder why Richard Sutch and Susan Carter, the editors in chief from UC Riverside, would need to spend more than 1/2 their time over the last 11 years in fund-raising for the project?