Monday, May 07, 2007

What Would $456 billion buy?

The folks at added up all the spending on the war effort. They figure it'll hit $456-billion in September.

Then they decided what all that money would buy. Some items on their list:
  • 30 Big Digs -- the cost overrun-plagued Boston road project
  • 1.2 years of free gasoline -- for everyone in the USA
  • 14.5 million year long scholarships at Harvard
And based on World Bank numbers, the money would be enough to eliminate starvation worldwide by 2015. (

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