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Development vs conflict

It's hard to have any appreciation of how big or small numbers are. Wolfram | Alpha helps sometimes, if you look things up. But it doesn't work for money numbers, so other times you conveniently find two numbers on the same site to compare: Global cost of conflict reaches $14.3tn, says report Foreign aid close to record peak after donors spend $135bn in 2014 To make it a little easier to compare, I'll write the zeros, and add another big... full post»