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Want to Feel Rich?

June 10th, 2007 at 04:22 am

Click on the link below:
http://www.globalrichlist.com
All you need to do is enter your ANNUAL income ( it has a currency converter so make sure you choose the right one) and you can see how rich your are compared to the rest of the world.
I was very pleasantly suprised to be in the top 15%.
It would be fun to see where everyone fits in

Who Gives what?

June 9th, 2007 at 04:14 am

With the G8 summit in the news I thought it might be interesting to highlight how much is really spent on aid...
WHO GIVES WHAT?
* The British spend twice as much money on wine and champagne as Government does on aid
* German women shell out more on shoes than their Government spends on aid
* France's aid budget is dwarfed by the amount its women spend on perfume
* Spending by Japanese people on luxury goods is about the same as country's aid budget
* The amount the US gives in aid is less than the annual profits of the ExxonMobil oil company
* Italians spend more on ice cream than the country provides in overseas aid
* Canada's aid budget is only half the amount its people spend on beer....


This highlights for me how little we really do need to end absolute poverty...