Some offbeat statistical data compiled by the staff of Harper's Magazine:
Estimated number of Americans who had foreclosure proceedings initiated against them in 1991: 488,800.
Chances that a white American earning less than $28,000 per year will be denied a mortgage: 1 in 4.3.
Chances that a black American earning more than $42,000 per year will be denied a mortgage: 1 in 4.7.
Percentage of Americans who believe that news coverage of the economy has had a "negative effect" on it: 49.