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Re: Our Medical Experiences in Mexico

Originally Posted by killarney_sailor View Post
......the point is moot since the population of the US is more than 4x that of the other four. More instructive are the numbers to the right (foreign-born popn). Using this measure the US is not close to the highest so this would suggest that other places are highly attractive (Switzerland, Canada and Australia stand out)......
While graphs can be misleading, I think this one is correct.

As the world's population considers where it might emigrate to, its decision is not based upon how many people are already in the destination country. The proper denominator would be the planet's population. More people on the planet chose to go to the US during that decade than any other country. That's what the graph is saying. The US would still be in the same relative attraction, whether it's population doubled or halved.

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