Occasionally I buy some lotter tickets. Not that I really need to win the jackpot to become a happy man. But it’s nice to walk around for a few weeks and fantasize about what I could do with 10 million euros or dollars. I won’t win anyway, never do.
The same happens when I read in the newspaper that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq has cost the USA more than 4.79 trillion dollars. That’s only the USA. Add the amounts countries such as France, England, the Netherlands has spent and you may end up a few hundred billion higher. I like to fantasize what we could do with such a jackpot. The two countries together have less than 71 million inhabitants. This means that only the US has already spent $ 63,000 per inhabitant. Suppose you could spend that money on better food, education, homes, healthcare, water and sanitation. Then you still have enough left to give every resident a nice bonus. The amount is no less than 37x the annual development aid budget (of which, a large part flows back to us through the interest on debts that developing countries have to pay us).
Dif is working on a roadmap how to spend this kind of money. Not only the tens of billions that cost wars, but also the money that that 1% of the world’s population has parked somewhere in tax havens. If we want to achieve the goals that make a livable world possible in 2030 (according to the Global Goals 2030 – successor of the Millennium Goals) we need a lot of money and a lot of good ideas. Join us, follow us, download our free magazine Dif Report, and help us to put an end to this craziness.
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