Mar 11, 2009

Building Power Through Arithmetic: Understanding Government Spending

This was just emailed to me....
Do you know your multiplication tables?

Here's some examples of 1 trillion:

1,000,000,000,000 = 1 thousand billion or 1 million million

A million seconds is 11.57 days
A billion seconds is 31.7 years
a trillion seconds is 317 centuries

If you earned 1 dollar for every second you would have:

$1 million after 2 months
$1 billion after 32 years
$1 trillion after 32,000 years

A business that was started on the day Jesus was born,
and lost one million dollars EVERY single day since then,
would still not have lost $1 trillion.

(I think you'd have around 700 more years to go to have lost $1 trillion?)

The EU needs 25 trillion to bail them out...
If the economy was named Irene then it's GOOD NIGHT IRENE

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