Friday, July 22, 2011
The US federal debt, visualized
Courtesy of a link at Coyote Blog, I found this fascinating site that portrays the size of the US federal debt in images. It's mind-boggling to look at it from a visual perspective. Here, to give just one example, is the physical size of 100 million dollars in $100 bills. (This image has been reduced in size to fit this blog.)
It's a bit shorter than the height of an average man, and fills a standard cargo pallet with a little bit left over. Just wait until you see what the $114.5 trillion dollars of unfunded US federal government liability looks like!
I highly recommend clicking over to the site and seeing the images for yourself. It reveals the true measure of our financial crisis in a new and eye-opening way.