The Billion-Dollar Gram

Check out this awesome colourful diagram.

A creative but disturbing insight into exactly just what we spend our money on!

What stands out to me the most are contrasts like:

– US annual Defense budget : $440billion

compared with

– Amount needed to feed every child in the world for a year: $54billion

or

– Cancel all of Africa’s debt to Western nations: $200billion

And the big shocker…

– Amount spent on Iraq war so far:  $3000billion

Think of what we could achieve with that much! Yikes.

Certainly puts things in perspective huh?

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~ by humblemonkey on August 20, 2009.

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