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The Washington Post has created a chart listing the top issues that cost countries around the world the most money.
Posted on the newspaper’s Know More blog, it draws from a recent report on fighting obesity by consultancy McKinsey & Company, as well as data from the World Health Organization Global Burden of Disease database.
It attempts to put a price tag on social issues like alcoholism, air pollution and drug use, and ranks their financial impact on a scale of one to 14, with a lower number indicating a greater financial strain.
It is interesting to note the top economic burdens for each country; the United States spends the most on armed conflict with obesity coming in second, while China devotes much of its expenditure to dealing with its air pollution.
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[via My Modern Met and This Isn’t Happiness, image via Know More]