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reply to post by alldaylong
You've used PERCENTAGE of GDP for aid given? That is a creative way to find a fact to fit your preconceived notion.
If your argument is which nation has by % alone and as an isolated metric, given the most on paper? That works.
If we're asking which nations by weight, volume and type, give the highest aid on a consistent basis? GDP % is irrelevant.
If a nation is devastated, which matters more? 50% donated from the GDP of Tonga or a fraction of 1% from the US or other major world power? Not which might mean more in giving. Which MATTERS more for those in dire need that day and week?
Stats mean nothing when all anyone wants to know is when the USS Comfort will be on station or how many tons of potable water and safe food the cargo planes brought today.
The way to read it is, those who have less give the most.