What’s a billion dollars worth?

Posted: Friday, January 13, 2006

The next time you hear a politician use the word “billion” casually, think about whether or not you want the politician spending your tax money.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into perspective in one of its releases: A billion seconds ago it was 1959. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our government spends it today.

Paul Morrison


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