Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Capitas and Caps in Asses

Here's a crazy stat: the US of A spends almost exactly twice as much, per capita, on healthcare as Sweden.

Here's a crazier stat: our per capita spending on the military is thirty times as high.

So, while we should definitely figure out how the Swede's are staying healthy for 2000 a person instead of 4000, it seems far more pressing for us to figure out how they're staying defended for 160 bucks a head instead of 4700.  An order of magnitude more pressing, even.

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