May 25, 2009

Interesting statistics

“Goldman Sachs gives out more in annual bonuses to its workers than the entire rich world gives to the Global Fund each year to help save the lives of poor children”.

Jeffrey Sachs, here

"Bangladesh and Cambodia pay average tariffs of over 15% because their exports are concentrated in apparel. In dollar terms, they pay as much in tariffs as do France and the UK on a fifteen-fold larger value of imports. Indeed, the $850 million in import duties that these countries jointly paid to the US in 2006 dwarfs the $120 million that they received in foreign aid."

Kimberlery Ann Elliott, here

1 comment:

Dany said...

ey, we almost overlap our comments about Sachs... PL you are one of the fastest bloggers in the west!