13 october 2011, you spends your money

It is astounding what we actually spend our money on. This chart is a good bird's eye view of uk public spend, which many places, like westminster, manchester and cumbria have broken down further. It reveals that we spend most money first in people not in work, and second on people not in good health. If you add up every single penny spent annually on the three million or so people living in those places combined, on every single service, local and national, it is approximately a quarter of what the usa spent getting two men on the moon. And what did the moon dust, as brian might say, ever do for us ? Well, there's some nice photos and teflon-coated fibreglass, but value for money from a few spacesuits short of $500 billion ? Go figure.