A Nation’s Budget in Perspective

What it costs to run Somalia:

Somalia’s $11 million budget is ….

– 20 times smaller than the 2010 budget of Topeka, Kansas

– A mere 1/2 of Derek Jeter’s 2010 salary

– 890 times smaller than Starbucks’ 2009 annual revenue

– About equal to the budget of “High School Musical 3”

– About equal to the amount that the Scottsdale, Arizona school district had to cut from its budget this year.

– But good news — you could start between two and three franchises of the Hard Rock Cafe with that amount!

From Thirty Three Things (v.9)

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