The Scale Of Money

from the spend-a-few-hours dept

No one I know puts "scale" into perspective better than Randall Munroe at xkcd. If you haven't seen the latest, you should take the time to dive into what may be his largest image ever (and he's known for creating large images) dealing with money. I warn you, though, it may suck up a lot of time as you go through it:
Money
While he's offering a poster of it for sale (along with some of his other "giant" images), I'm not sure even a poster does something like this justice, which is why he's also offering it as a "custom-printed four-poster tile pack. It comes as four individual 36"x24" posters which can be tiled on the wall, for a six-foot-wide mural view of the chart, allowing you to clearly read even the finest details." I may have to put that on my holiday wishlist.
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    AMusingFool (profile), 22 Nov 2011 @ 8:40am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Jack Daniels Explains The Deficit

    Yes, Social Security is really cutting a huge hole in spending. Yes, just keep telling yourself that. In twenty-five years or so, it'll actually be correct.

    And hey, let's cut medicare/medicaid. Medical spending will rise even faster with old people unable to collective bargain for care, leading to them dying much sooner (as they can't afford medical care). That's a perfect solution to budget problems. I completely agree that my grandparents should just hurry up and die, so the rest of us don't have to pay for their inevitable health decline.

    And Fair Tax. Hmmm. Yes, I think it's completely fair that 10% of the population gets 73% of all income. Nothing at all unfair about that. Nope. Nothing to see here. Move along.

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