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:
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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    Someantimalwareguy (profile), 22 Nov 2011 @ 9:57am

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

    nice socialist turns of phrase...
    It is telling that you would use the word "Socialist" as some type of negative attack. While I am not a Socialist, I am sympathetic to many of their views as I am of a number of Libertarian and yes, Conservative ideas as well. This makes me a normal American in my POV and not some ideologue who can't stretch his thinking beyond talking points to encompass ideas based on merit and necessity rather than dogma.
    How about we cut Medicare/Medicade/SS they are the 3 biggest drains to the treasury while we are at it...
    While Medicare will be solvent for at least the next 35 years, we need to continuously borrow money to support the Industrial Military complex and the wars we keep getting into because some politicians think we are the world's police force. It is not social welfare, but rather corporate welfare that is killing us slowly...
    so i guess taxes is the only way? Hmmm even though its been historically show Government revenues actually decrease with tax hikes.....
    LOL, and how do you explain the prosperity and growth under Clinton in the 90's when tax rates were at a much higher level and the decline in both growth and prosperity under Bush II? Me thinks you may need to go back and study that chapter more closely...
    Definition of fair is everyone pays the same.. not some pay more and others pay nothing... and as a "collective" how can you not agree? Everyone pays the same...
    The flat tax is a scam to reduce the tax rate for the top 1% while increasing the taxes for everyone else. Couple that with the fact that as a total of income a Janitor might have to greatly sacrifice and go without while that multinational CEO would not have his/her life effected at all.

    I don't think that word means what you think it means...

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