Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog
Science, Innovation, Politics
20 January 2011
Over the next few weeks in my graduate seminar we'll be discussing the mathematics of government budgeting, with a focus on the US budget deficit.
A first task will be to understand the magnitudes of large numbers.
This website has some very useful graphics
. Here is what one million dollars looks like in $100 bills:
Here is what one billion dollars looks like:
And here is one trillion dollars (the dude in the red shirt can be seen standing next to the corner in the lower left!):
The US federal budget deficit in 2010 is estimated to be $1.6 trillion in a budget of about $4 trillion (
Roger Pielke, Jr.
1/20/2011 09:32:00 AM
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