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Global issues

Amount spent in $U.S. Billions on

Cosmetics in the United States: 8
Ice cream in Europe: 11
Perfumes in Europe and the United States: 12
Pet foods in Europe and the United States: 17
Business entertainment in Japan: 35
Cigarettes in Europe: 50
Alcoholic drinks in Europe: 105
Narcotics drugs in the world: 400
Military spending in the world: 780

And compare that to what was estimated as additional costs [ $U.S. Billions ]to achieve universal access to basic social services in all developing countries:

Basic education for all: 6
Water and sanitation for all: 9
Reproductive health for all women: 12
Basic health and nutrition: 13

Posted by on November 17, 2006.

Categories: global, insanity, military, money, narcotics, peace, priorities

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