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How The Census Has Shaped Nations

Book cover for "The Sum of the People" by Andrew Whitby

Andrew Whitby is a data scientist who works on innovation, growth and development. He studied economics and computer science at the University of Queensland and received a PhD in econometrics from the University of Oxford, where he was an Oxford-Australia–James Fairfax scholar.

In "The Sum of the People," Whitby traces the remarkable history of the census, from ancient China and the Roman Empire, through revolutionary America and Nazi-occupied Europe, to the steps of the Supreme Court. arent -- may offer the seeds of an alternative.

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