September 29, 2006

Opportunity costs

Selections from Rox Populi: What Can You Do With $2 Billion a Week?*:

Send 2 million Iraqi students to Harvard

Purchase a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Atlanta for all 330,000 families displaced by Hurricane Katrina

Enable Habitat for Humanity to build new homes for every Israeli man, woman and child living in poverty

Enroll every uninsured American in a private health insurance plan, with spare bucks to burn

Provide 25% of the world's population with the full six-dose regimen of the anthrax vaccine

Or sacrifice a few tens of thousands of lives to establish yet another violent sectarian-ethnic conflict that will take decades to settle.

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