Twisted Priorities



Global Priority
$U.S. Billions


Cosmetics in the United States 8
Ice cream in Europe 11
Perfumes in Europe and the United States 12
Pet foods in Europe and the United States 17
Business entertainment in Japan 35
Cigarettes in Europe 50
Alcoholic drinks in Europe 105
Narcotics drugs in the world 400
Military spending in the world 780


Global Priority
$U.S. Billions

Basic education for all 6
Water and sanitation for all 9
Reproductive health for all women 12
Basic health and nutrition 13


Painful to think about, isn’t it?

I think, when we finally settle down, I might get into politics. I don’t know for sure, but I feel pretty passionate about this right now.


Shah, Anup. “Poverty Facts and Stats.” Global Issues, Updated: 28 Mar. 2010. Accessed: 20 Apr. 2010. <>

Kalli Hiller

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Kalli Hiller is a voluntary vagabond who, with her husband Jacob, has traveled full time for the last eight years.

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