As promised…

In the “do you know enough” list released by OCPP (below), the claim is made that it would take only $40 billion to cure the world's core problems… Of all the “stats” they list this is the one that's very much up for debate. Personally I think they really low-balled it… but… let's look at what Bucky's World Game Institute says could be done with only 25-30% of the world's military budget. That is, if military spending was scaled down to 70-75% of current levels, could we “save the world” with the rest?

I originally saw these charts in a a book published in 1996 that I bought while living in Philadelphia, but on visiting the website, I see far more up to date charts of what could be done with murder money. For those of you who are teachers, and I know there are a number on IAM, there are many fine (and free) resources on the osEarth website. The worldometers are pretty neat too.

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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