My son pointed this out to me today about how much a war costs. It is mind boggling to think about this. Take a look for yourself. Source : costofwar.com
Astonishing ways the resources could have been alternatively spent:
- Paid for 23,570,077 children to attend a year of Head Start.
- Insured 106,559,360 children for one year.
- Hired 3,083,967 additional public school teachers for one year.
- Provided 8,626,826 students four-year scholarships at public universities.
- Built 1,602,311 additional housing units
- Fully funded global anti-hunger efforts for 7 years.
- Fully funded world-wide AIDS programs for 17 years.
- Ensured that every child in the world was given basic immunizations
for 59 years.
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