I was reading some statistics on the global condition and decided to create an Excel infographic on the topic. It is not all bad. Global poverty has declined in recent years. The change is heartening and means a better life for millions of people. Defence spending in first world countries is a problem though. I believe in peace and looking after your people first. Spending close to half of your tax revenue on military activities is a questionable use of funds. Tax evasion or is that avoidance is a problem also. The big end of town probably have never paid their way.
The following Excel file holds the data behind the above infographic. Enjoy.