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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    A Monkey with Atitude, 22 Nov 2011 @ 12:00pm

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

    Industrial Military complex - Karl Marx turn of phrase...No Dogma needed, much about a person can be learned by the turns of phrase they use

    It is not social welfare, but rather corporate welfare that is killing us slowly... - 37% of the total budget was social welfare... and growing the Obamacare hasn't even started yet.. Source see above post

    Corporate Welfare - is part and particle to current mind sets of those in government, and we most likely agree to end it (in fact i would make them pay it back)

    "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..."

    Proven - Reagan Tax policy worked -

    OK ill go to the Clinton Tax Level if you go back to the Gingrich Spending levels (adjusted it would put us 200 Billion in the black) - Suggested by Alan Greenspan (

    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 didnt say Flat Tax I said Fair Tax which are very different, 1 is a system like the present, the other (Fair Tax) is a consumption tax, so the billionare that buys a fancy car or plan will pay much higher taxes than a janitor (that is refunded for any purchase necessary for life, food, drugs, and the like). (

    So before you start your babble know your facts.. i put my sources...

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