What does one trillion dollars look like?

Via Waylon Lewis
on Mar 26, 2009
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The economy is, uh, important. Thing is, I’ve never had more than, say, a couple thousand bucks in my account at any given time. The house I own is, uh, owned by the bank. So I don’t get what it feels like to have, or hold, or even see a million dollars. But maybe, just maybe, I could guess. I know I’m happy to try, and I plan on finding out in the near-term (don’t we all, Americans?).

Still, I could never imagine what a trillion dollars looks like. And when we’re talking Bush’s national debt, and AIG, and Stimulus, and more debt…it’d be nice to have some sense of just what we’re talking about. 

Lo and behold, the god of the internet hears you ask and it shall provide. Click on the photo below.

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With thanks for the tip to /ecowarriorr on Twitter.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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