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at least 3 percent

Metawish
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All I know, is that any whole number is probably more that what is currently spent, and any amount would make a significant difference.

Maya
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… I dunno, keep pouring and I’ll say when

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@kernelPanic
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I just wish no corruption

@pancake
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In my country there’s a social movement asking for at least 2%…

@tronk
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This is a lot of money, but I like it. Especially if it’s aimed at improving our lives through equity, inclusion, and sustainable growth.

Dessalines
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Lets say 10 people in an economy (maybe in reality this could be 1 person = 10 million person-years, so a country with 100 million working ppl):

  • 5 on consumer goods
  • 3 on social services
  • 1 on research & development
  • 1 on defense
poVoq
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10% on defense spending? That’s insanely high. Even the US only spends 3.2% of GDP directly on “defense”.

A Swiss like preparation for guerilla warfare that pretty much makes an invasion impossible (but no attack capabilities) is really cheap and much preferable.

P.S.: And you forgot about primary production ;)

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A peripheral economies must push the bar and get a higher percentage. But as the economy grows, the percentage can go down a little, as the absolute value is already big. But the real question is “What R&D?”. A low budget on public health is preferable to a high on mining industry for a poor country.

I am not an economist or whatever how should I know.

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well its your money

@peppermint
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the question is ill-posed.

@tronk
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Huh. I’m sure you have good reasons, and I’m curious. Why do you think so?

@peppermint
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  1. in my country tax is a way for the government to rob it’s citizens. the less paid the better.
  2. government is bad at supervising research, unless you have a specialised agency like DARPA, therefore see 3.
  3. it depends more on human resources than the amount of money you spend on it. give 50% GDP to a bunch of civil servants with 60% of them havong unfinished primary school education they will spend half of it on drying a local river. the other half will be cleaned by that very same river.
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