One way to get some idea of the magnitude of a trillion is to ask: How long ago was a trillion seconds?How much is a trillion?
A trillion seconds ago, no one on this planet could read and write. Neither the Roman Empire nor the ancient Chinese dynasties had yet come into existence. None of the founders of the world's great religions today had yet been born.
That's what a trillion means. Put a dollar sign in front of it and that's what the current bailout may cost ...
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
How Much is a Trillion
Jill Fallon at Business of Life quotes Thomas Sowell: