Monday, April 13, 2009

We Made it to the Sun

If the $10T dollars in taxpayer cash, spent or guaranteed to the world's richest bankers over the past 12 months presumably to maintain Dow 14,000, were laid end-to-end they would reach the Sun ... 10 times over.

Interestingly, it only takes a little less than $1T per trip.

Mars is a lot closer right now, we could connect the Red Planet to Earth with only $350B.


  1. Just thinking about that makes the readers so dizzy, they can't respond.

    I wish someone could do the math and see if it is enough for a one way ticket to Pluto, for some members of congress.

  2. I think I missed the most amazing measure...

    PI * D = Circumference

    3.14 * $2T = $6.3T

    We could lay dollars end to end as we orbit the Sun and complete the entire circle, then still have enough to lay own for another half year.

    That's just the last 12 months spending, so we are spending over 1.5X faster than the Earth hurdles through space.


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