We read about the huge outpouring of donations that we Americans have contributed to help survivors of major disasters.
Did you know, proportional to the number of people killed and or displaced by these disasters --that is calculating the amount of donation per victim -- that we gave:
628 times more per victim of 9/11 than we did per victim of the Asian Tsunami victims?
U.S. donations made thus far per victim of 9/11, and the tsunami, respectively:
Tsunami --------------- 1,173
Obviously there are different circumstances surrounding each disaster scenario, but one question to muse on here: Are lives in poorer areas of the world worth so much less than others?
From "Who Gives a $*&t?" on Mother Jones Web site.