How Much Is $1.1 Trillion?
Justin Taylor at “Between Two Worlds” links to a post that attempts to help us grasp how much money is in the so-called stimulus plan. Here are some interesting facts:
– If you … collected … $1 million per day, ever[y] day from the birth of Christ, in 2009 you’d only be about 3/4 of the way to a trillion.
– If you got $1 every second, it would take almost 32,000 years to get to a trillion.
– If you stacked a trillion dollar bills on top of each other, it would go 68,000 miles into space–1/3 of the way to the moon.
– If you took [a trillion] 100-dollar bills and put them side to side, it would circle the equator 38.9 times
Justin notes, “So the proposed “stimulus” package costs more than the Marshall Plan, the Korean War, and the New Deal combined.”
About Stan Guthrie
Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers.
Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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