June 09, 2005

Let Them Eat Bullets

Global arms spending has topped $1 trillion, according to this story from the Independent (U.K.). Almost half of that is by the United States.


Meanwhile, when you look at statistics from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development http://www.oecd.org/home/ , the United States trails industrialized nations when it comes to sharing its wealth with the world's poor by a large margin. As a percentage of Gross National Income (GNI), the US ranks at the bottom (0.16%), only one step up from Italy (0.15%), while the UK (0.36%), France (0.42%), Portugal (0.63%), Netherlands (0.74%), Sweden (0.77%), Denmark (0.84%), Luxembourg (0.85%), and Norway (0.87%) make us look stingy.

Special thanks to Rolling Stone and AmericaBlog.

1 comment:

MGA said...

the relationship between guns and meal is very inhuman. Politics interesting follow the nations to chaos. It´s a shame!