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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Perspective is good

Have you ever thought about what one TRILLION dollars looks like?

All this talk about "stimulus packages" and "bailouts"...

A billion dollars...

A hundred billion dollars...

Eight hundred billion dollars...

One TRILLION dollars...

What does that look like? I mean, these various numbers are tossed around like so many doggie treats, so I thought I'd take Google Sketchup out for a test drive and try to get a sense of what exactly a trillion dollars looks like.

We'll start with a $100 dollar bill. Currently the largest U.S. denomination in general circulation. Most everyone has seen them, slighty fewer have owned them. Guaranteed to make friends wherever they go. Now you can see why they're called Benjamins... [$100]















A packet of one hundred $100 bills is less than 1/2" thick and contains $10,000. Fits in your pocket easily and is more than enough for week or two of shamefully decadent fun. [$10,000]














Believe it or not, this next little pile is $1 million dollars (100 packets of $10,000). You could stuff that into a grocery bag and walk around with it. [$1,000,000]























While a measly $1 million looked a little unimpressive, $100 million is a little more respectable. It fits neatly on a standard pallet... [$100,000,000]




















And $1 BILLION dollars... ten standard size pallets.... now we're really getting somewhere... [$1,000,000,000]



















Next we'll look at ONE TRILLION dollars. This is that number we've been hearing so much about. What is a trillion dollars? Well, it's a million million. It's a thousand billion. It's a one followed by 12 zeros. [$1,000,000,000,000]






You ready for this?



It's pretty surprising.




Go ahead...





Scroll down...








Ladies and gentlemen... I give you $1 trillion dollars...















(And notice those pallets are double stacked!)

So the next time you hear someone toss around the phrase "trillion dollars"... that's what they're talking about.

Just printing this amount of money would take a while, but the time it will take to pay it back with interest, is immense! This is a really BIG deal!!

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5 Comments:

At 22 April, 2009 23:16, Blogger Kayla said...

That's really incredible.
Trillions are tossed about as if even Obama doesn't realize how much it actually is. Not to mention the amount of time necessary to recover it.
Ughh

Ha! verification word: logginse

 
At 23 April, 2009 04:59, Blogger DaBich said...

The disgusting thought is that the bail outs are going to mismanaged money individuals and corporations. What would YOU do with even $1Million?
THAT makes me sick!

 
At 23 April, 2009 17:22, Blogger green said...

kayla: this amount of cash is incomprehensible to me....

dabich: what woudl I do with a million dollars? Two words: REAL ESTATE.

 
At 23 April, 2009 18:18, Blogger scribe said...

Two more words: Midget harem!

 
At 29 April, 2009 12:29, Blogger ~Autumn said...

Midget Harem?

BWAHAHA! I cleaned out my sinuses with a drink of Pepsi thanks to that.


Anyway... the actual post. How crazy is that?

Sorry Great, great grandkids, I'm not the only who knows how to mismanage money...

 

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