I'll appreciate a link to the ant farm project. Then, I'll see if I can find the defenders. Who knows, maybe you found something that we can all agree upon. But you're reaching pretty far in order to find this one minor (I assume) expenditure. And therein lies the problem.
In spite of this - do you understand my point?
As for the IMF etc., sure, they can say "get your house in order" but since the entire world is funded with our consumption, both government and civilian, they seem to be posturing.