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950Global pharma marketGlobal drugs marketForbes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2012/07/12/the-global-drug-market-will-swell-to-1-2-trillion-while-big-pharma-treads-water/
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901US budget deficit2013BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17014744
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89.8ChinaChina defence, 2011IISS
http://www.iiss.org/publications/military-balance/the-military-balance-2012/press-statement/figure-comparative-defence-statistics/
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740TobaccoGlobal tobacco industry revenue, 2011Euromonitor
http://blog.euromonitor.com/2012/06/new-tobacco-research-what-is-it-telling-us.html
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739.3USUS defence, 2011IISS
http://www.iiss.org/publications/military-balance/the-military-balance-2012/press-statement/figure-comparative-defence-statistics/
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73Carlos Slim HeluCarlos Slim Helu, richest man in the world, net worth, 2013Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mel45ghdi/carlos-slim-helu-2/
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672Illegal drugs marketGlobal revenue, 2009Morss, Global Finance PhD (2009)
http://www.morssglobalfinance.com/the-economics-of-the-global-entertainment-industry/
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67Bill Gates Bill Gates net worth, 2013Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/profile/bill-gates/
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67Video gamesGlobal revenue, 2012Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngaudiosi/2012/07/18/new-reports-forecasts-global-video-game-industry-will-reach-82-billion-by-2017/
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650Eurozone rescue fundBBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19868868
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64MoviesGlobal consumer spending on movies, 2012IP & TV News
http://www.iptv-news.com/2013/01/worldwide-consumer-spending-on-movies-up-in-2012/
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60Alt MedicineAlternative Medicine Global market, 2011The Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/18712290
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5700Global healthcare budgetTackle Tax Havens
http://www.tackletaxhavens.com/Cost_of_Tax_Abuse_TJN_Research_23rd_Nov_2011.pdf
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557.1Afghanistan cost for USGuardian datablog
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2013/mar/14/iraq-ten-years-visualised
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55Predicted cost 2003Iraq War, predicted cost,2003NY Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/19/washington/19cost.html
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523.5BeerGlobal, by 2015Report Linker
http://www.reportlinker.com/ci02015/Beer.html
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5152UN budgetUN Budget, 2012-13UN
http://www.un.org/en/hq/dm/pdfs/oppba/Regular%20Budget.pdf
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500AppleApple market capitalisation, 2012Financial Times Global 500 Dec 2012
http://media.ft.com/cms/2a53e388-569a-11e2-aa70-00144feab49a.pdf
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499.5Fast food restaurantsGlobal fast food restaurant revenues, 2012IBIS World
http://www.ibisworld.com/industry/global/global-fast-food-restaurants.html
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4900Developing countries foreign debt2011World Bank
http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2012/12/20/world-bank-releases-international-debt-statistics
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486US space programme (1959-2015)US space programmes, 1959-2015 (inflation-adjusted)The Space Review
http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1579/1
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484MedicareUS federal medicare budget, 2012Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/07/17/the-state-of-medicaid-in-charts/
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419GamblingGlobal gambling revenues, 2011Global Betting & Gaming Consultancy
http://www.gbgc.com/2012/02/2011-global-gambling-revenues-passed-us-400-billion/
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410CannabisGlobal revenueMorss, Global Finance PhD (2009)
http://www.morssglobalfinance.com/the-economics-of-the-global-entertainment-industry/
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41.73Apple profitApple profit, 2012Market Watch
http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/aapl/financials
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400ProstitutionGlobal revenue, 2009Morss, Global Finance PhD (2009)
http://www.morssglobalfinance.com/the-economics-of-the-global-entertainment-industry/
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364.66Worldwide TV industryGlobal revenue, 2009Idate
http://www.idate.org/en/News/World-Television-Market_664.html
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3500To end extreme poverty within 20 yearsTotal cost to end extreme poverty within 20 years The End of Poverty, Jeffrey Sach
http://www.visionofearth.org/economics/ending-poverty/how-much-would-it-cost-to-end-extreme-poverty-in-the-world/
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337Cost of US tax evasioneach yearTackle Tax Havens
http://www.tackletaxhavens.com/Cost_of_Tax_Abuse_TJN_Research_23rd_Nov_2011.pdf
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32.6Bonuses for bankers$ paid out by 9 US banks that had received TARP funding (2008)Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124896891815094085.html
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3100Annual cost of tax evasionGlobal tax evasion each yearNew Statesman
http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-staggers/2011/11/tax-avoidance-justice-network
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307US drug prescriptionsUS prescription drugs sales, 2010Pharmacy Times
http://www.pharmacytimes.com/media/pdf/0cef8067f3c61e88911fa54924790d67.pdf
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3Climate Change FundClimate Change Fund, 2007The Times
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/industries/naturalresources/article2181042.ece
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298.42Charitable donations by US publicCharitable donations by US public, 2012Giving USA
http://www.alysterling.com/documents/GUSA2012ExecutiveSummary.pdf
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26.5Walmart profitWalmart proft, 2012Walmart Stores
http://www.walmartstores.com/sites/annual-report/2012/financials.aspx
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24Development AidUN Development AidUN
http://www.un.org/esa/coordination/pdf/2012_funding_report-figures_and_tables.pdf
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228WalmartWalmart market capitalisation, 2012Financial Times Global 500 Dec 2012
http://media.ft.com/cms/2a53e388-569a-11e2-aa70-00144feab49a.pdf
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224MicrosoftMicrosoft market capitalisation, 2012Financial Times Global 500 Dec 2012
http://media.ft.com/cms/2a53e388-569a-11e2-aa70-00144feab49a.pdf
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21000Money in offshore tax havensMoney in offshore tax havens by the end of 2010BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18944097
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2100Organised crimeWorldwide turnover of organised crimeUNODC
http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/Studies/Illicit_financial_flows_2011_web.pdf
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200Africa's foreign debtAfrica Action
http://www.africaaction.org/cancel-africas-debt.html
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190US cost of obesitySocial cost of obesity-related illnesses, US each yearHarvard School of Public Health
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/obesity-prevention-source/obesity-consequences/economic/
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187GoogleGoogle market capitalisation, 2012Financial Times Global 500 Dec 2012
http://media.ft.com/cms/2a53e388-569a-11e2-aa70-00144feab49a.pdf
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175Ebay salesEbay sales, 2012Ebay inc
http://investor.ebayinc.com/releaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=733959%20
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175US TARP Banks bailoutUS gov's 'Troubled Asset Relief Program' for 9 major US banksWall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124896891815094085.html
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17.8NASANASA annual budget, 2012NASA
http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/659660main_NASA_FY13_Budget_Estimates-508-rev.pdf
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17.6BP profit2012 underlying replacement cost profitBP Quarterly Reports
http://www.bp.com/extendedgenericarticle.do?categoryId=2012968&contentId=7083528
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1617Global military spendingGlobal defence expenditure, 2011See a breakdown
http://dev.informationisbeautiful.net/military-budgets-billions/
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15000Global financial crisisTotal global losses from the financial crisisWall Street Journal
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2012/10/01/total-global-losses-from-financial-crisis-15-trillion/
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14710US foreign debt2011CIA World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/us.html
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1375losses from US residential mortgage loansWall Street Journal
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2012/10/01/total-global-losses-from-financial-crisis-15-trillion/
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132BPBP market capitalisation, 2012Financial Times Global 500 Dec 2012
http://media.ft.com/cms/2a53e388-569a-11e2-aa70-00144feab49a.pdf
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1280The War on TerrorHuffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/02/osama-bin-laden-dead-war-on-terror-costs_n_856390.html
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122CocaineGlobal revenue, 2009Morss, Global Finance PhD (2009)
http://www.morssglobalfinance.com/the-economics-of-the-global-entertainment-industry/
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1200US healthcareUS total healthcare (state, federal & local government)US government spending
http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/current_spending
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1161.8Alcohol industryGlobal value, 2011Market Link
http://www.reportlinker.com/p0171893-summary/Alcoholic-Drinks-Global-Industry-Guide.html
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113AmazonAmazon market capitalisation, 2012Financial Times Global 500 Dec 2012
http://media.ft.com/cms/2a53e388-569a-11e2-aa70-00144feab49a.pdf
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1027OPEC revenue2011 net oil export revenuesEnergy Information Administration
http://www.eia.gov/countries/regions-topics.cfm?fips=OPEC
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1000The War on DrugsTotal spent on US war on drugs, since 1971 (inflation adjusted)CNN
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/06/opinion/branson-end-war-on-drugs
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14Italian Mafia revenueItalian Mafia criminal activitiesReuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/17/us-italy-mafia-idUSBRE90G1CV20130117
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