Monday, August 18, 2008

Give every human two iPhones

For the price of the Iraq War, we could give every human being two iPhones.  

There are 6.7 billion human beings.  The iPhone costs $199.  So giving every human being two iPhones would cost $2.67 trillion, which is less than Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes' estimate of $3 trillion for the cost of the Iraq War. 

Image used under a Creative Commons License from vernhart.  See what else you could buy with the money we spent on the war!