Great idea David. Beautiful drawing too. I've been enjoying your work for Time.
A wise man once told me "there is no bottom".
larryroibal December 5, 2008
The numbers start to get abstract. A trillion dollars is a million million. If you laid one dollar bills end to end, you could make a chain that stretches from earth to the moon and back again 200 times. One trillion dollars would stretch nearly from the earth to the sun. It would take a military jet flying at the speed of sound, reeling out a roll of dollar bills behind it, 14 years before it reeled out one trillion dollar bills.
The tab so far for bailouts has reached 8.5 Trillion Dollars! I wonder how long it will take my great, great, great grandchildren to pay it back to China.