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13 years ago
Global Priorities, 1998

Good or Service: Annual Cost ($US billions)

What it DOES cost:

Cosmetics in the United States: 8

Ice cream in Europe : 11

Perfumes in Europe and the United States: 12

Business entertainment in Japan: 35

Cigarettes in Europe: 50

Alcoholic drinks in Europe: 105

Narcotic drugs in the world: 400

Military spending in the world: 780

What it WOULD cost:

Basic education for everyone in the world: 6

Water and sanitation for everyone in the world: 9

Reproductive health for all women in the world: 12

Basic health and nutrition for EVERYONE IN THE WORLD: 13

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Looks like we need to get our priorities straight!
13 years ago
13 years ago

To attract a mate and show your worth

You plumder all the goods of earth

Look at me what I can do

Having such power over you

I set the price, you may want more

If you complain I go to war

I set the fashion and set the pace

Spend millions on the space race

Drive all day pollute the air

Rich enough not to care

Inflicting death in world poverty

The spoilt brat of the global family

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