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Partial frame challenge if you like. Fox News has chosen an interesting year to highlight. As you can see, US voluntary contributions have varied a lot; only $112 million in 2011 (and similar in 2014) for example. A portion of these are also "earmarked funds", i.e. WHO can't spend them as they please, but only as the donor specifies, so e.g. the US DoD ...


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It's important to distinguish between the BLM network, co-founded by Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi, and the BLM movement, which is a far less well-defined collection of anti-racism groups and individuals. The New Yorker describes the latter as "eschewing hierarchy and centralized leadership". The BLM movement has a very loose ...


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These Authorizations are how Congress tells NASA what to do. The bill is not "required" because if a new one isn't passed, there's no change in the orders the agency has from Congress. The bill was introduced because the sponsors want to give new directions to the agency and it is being deliberated and modified because all the Congresspeople who need to ...


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Re. assessed, rather than voluntary contributions, this article goes into the funding calculation basis, for the UN as a whole (the WHO being part of the UN). The reason it's relevant is that, in political discourse, the US's share of UN contribution often comes up and it is definitely part of the general pattern of discussion on this type of subject. ...


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Identifying an Unknown Disease, and Understanding the Transmission of Disease Between Bats and Humans The research was funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (a part of NIH). It was intended to research the risk of new SARS-like diseases coming from bats in China. A quick google search located an (non-academic) article on the ...


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It's not that USA pays a lot, it's that China is stingy. That probably has to do with a perceived western bias in the UN (citation needed) which China doesn't like (citation needed). For example look at the data quoted in an other answer: Without going into calculations and sources, we see that Germany pays more per capita than the USA (80/328 population ...


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The CDC itself is federal agency, so as such it receives all of its funding from the Federal Budget. Unless you want to get into (more or less philosophical) discussions where the Federal Budget money comes from, that's all there is to say on this matter. And if you do want to ask about the latter, please ask separately. Besides the CDC, there exists a ...


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I'm looking for an average or estimation of how much money public libraries cost a typical American taxpayer. That figure is not directly available. However, available data may be used to derive an estimate. For 2017, per capita taxation amounts to about $39.35. Using the number of housing units as a surrogate for "taxpayer," the average is about $93.67. ...


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As Fizz's answer points out the CDC is a federal agency and as such is funded by Congressional Appropriations - however this is not the only source of funding. Looking at the most recent data at time of writing (FY 2018) the CDC received direct gifts of $11,477,767 - mostly from Universities and other charitable foundations. The biggest donor was GAVI ...


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Before you frame this question, you should be aware that individual candidates are less important and parties are more important to campaign finance in most other countries. In the US, the various contenders for their party's nomination first fight each other for a year, and then the winner has to build a coherent campaign for the general election out of the ...


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In my country India, the law on elections (Representation of Peoples Act, 1951) mandates a cap on the spending in the election campaigns. Thus legally a candidate cannot spend more than INR 70lakhs ( nearly 0.1m USD) for elections to the popularly elected lower house ( known as Lok Sabha)of the national legislature. Similarly expenditure limits have been ...


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