Thanks to Colin Henderson at The Bankwatch for posting this video, which I'm re-posting here:
It's a great news item that puts the current stimulus packages into context.
For example, it picks up on Bill Clinton announcing a $30 billion stimulus package in 1993. Back then, that was a big number.
Only last year, George W. signed off on a $168 billion stimlus package. Back then, that was a big number.
Now, everyone's saying a trillion here and a trillion there.
How much is $1 trillion?
Well, put back to back, one trillion $1 bills would reach a third of the way to the Moon.
And, if you lived for over 2,000 years, and spent $1 million every day since Jesus was born, you'd still have a lot of change left. Over $250 billion worth in fact.
A trillion is a lot.
A real lot.
What happens next?
Million = 106
Billion = 109
Trillion = 1012
Quadrillion = 1015
Quintillion = 1018
Hexillion = 1021
Heptillion = 1024
Octillion = 1027
Nonillion = 1030
Decillion = 1033
Unodecillion = 1036
Duodecillion = 1039
Gazillion … absolutely humongous!