Wednesday, January 17, 2007

What could I do with 1.2 Trillion Dollars?

I came across an interesting article today about 1.2 trillion dollars.The premise is that when amounts get large (like over a million), that they all start to sound the same. And when comparing large numbers, the best way to compare them is what you could get with them.

Of course all of this is in the context of the 1.2 trillion dollar amount which is considered to be the cost of the Iraq war. Although there are vastly different opinions on the war, I think this article is worth a read. It gives an interesting way of looking at high price tag spending and brings us back to the old standby when it comes to personal financial decisions: its all about trade-offs.

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