Butcher Boy wrote:
[quote]Nice effort Hobbes, but you forgot the most obvious problem with the data:
The EU gives $187,102,068
The UK, which is a member of the EU gives:$109,247,050
Now is that UK donation part of the EU donation or is it on top of the EU donation? If it is on top then that makes $296,349,118. Now we need to findout how much is given by the other members of the EU not through the EU route.
Trouble is that the article doesn’t really think through what it is saying in it’s haste to do a fred. [/quote]
So if the US donates US$850 million which is more than half and Japan gives X and the UK is fourth, we can subtract these amounts and still realize that the EU gives far less than the US. I will try to get the full report.
Also not included were substantial donations made by corporations and individuals. Needless to say the most prominent included a number of American corporations and individuals, which would then raise this amount of American aid even higher.