National Debt, Economic Stimulus, Quotes, and Carnivals
The recent stimulus plan being bandied about our two houses of Congress is now somewhere around $900,000,000,000. That is a lot of zeroes. To put that number in some perspective, lets turn our attention to this Richard Feynman quote:
There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it’s only a hundred billion. It’s less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.
$900 Billion is approximately 9 times the number of stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. Now that is a lot of dollars. ...