Thursday, January 06, 2005

Land of Penny Pinchers

A New York Times op-ed by columnist Nicholas Kristof calls the U.S. the land of penny pinchers. I did not know that Americans give 15 cents per day per person in official development assistance to poor countries, and spends four times that on soft drinks daily.

After reading it, I'm now thinking of giving to other causes in addition to those providing relief to the tsunami victims. Kudos to Jen for pointing out the article!

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