Math Problem

You know, I was never that good at math back in school. Is there any chance any one could talk me through this equation?

Global Priority                                 $U.S. Billions
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 to achieve universal access to basic social services in all developing countries:Global Priority                        $U.S. Billions
Basic education for all                                  6
Water and sanitation for all                          9
Reproductive health for all women             12
Basic health and nutrition                           13

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Posted on February 11, 2009, in International. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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