Wednesday, October 15, 2014

US Spending on Halloween Candy to exceed the GDP of Ebola-ravaged Liberia.

US spending on Halloween candy this year is projected to exceed the GDP of  Liberia, the country hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak. Seems like a simple opportunity for American's to redirect resources for a greater purpose!  In fact, if you donate only half of your candy budget to UNICEF to help fight ebola, the Paul Allen Foundation will match your contribution!

Source of Halloween spending stats

Source of Liberia GDP