It’s extraordinary to me that the United States can find $700 billion to save Wall Street and the entire G8 can’t find $25 billion dollars to saved 25,000 children who die every day from preventable diseases.

– Bono, from yesterday’s Sojourners weekly email, via The American Prospect.


  1. To be fair, as the BBC reports (with a video of Bono which doesn’t explain his part in this), world leaders have just found $3 billion to save more than a million lives a year by fighting malaria. Not the whole of what Bono wants, but more than 10% of it in terms of both funding and lives saved, pledged in just one day.


  2. Thanks, Peter,I suppose it’s something, but it still pales in comparison. Not that we shouldn’t solve the banking/stock markets problem, or our economy will collapse, but it shows how money can be found when there’s a will. There hasn’t been a great deal of will on issues of world poverty.


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