WFC, SPIEGEL on military vs. social spending
Jakob von Uexkull, founder of World Future Council, discusses the UN Finance for Development Conference in Addis and makes the link between cutting military spending and funding development. Read about it here.
The drone MQ-9 Reaper costs 16.9 million US$, while one life-saving malaria treatment costs 150$. For the cost of 1 drone, the lives of 112,000 people with severe malaria could be saved.
Similarly, German news magazine DER SPIEGEL has taken up the topic as well, which is particularly important in light of the recent decision to spend nearly €6 billion on military hardware.