What could $700 billion buy?

October 3, 2008

Instead of buying the entire world’s bad assets, what else could $700 billion buy? To see my other post about this issue, go here. It might be worth the read…

Forbes actually wrote an article about it but I’ll break some of it down here:

1) $405 billion will buy you updates on all our nation’s bridges and rail infrastruction and build the first high-speed rail network to connect southern and northern California.

2) $1 billion buys you a solar power array in Arizona that will power 70,000 homes, create jobs and pay for itself in 7 years. 

3) With $150 billion you could privately insure every American for a year.

4) $500 billion can buy you a 7 year war in Iraq.

5) $500 billion buys you a public education system for a year.

6) $700 billion would buy every American 29 personal massages.

Just some perspective on how much $700 billion really is.


3 Responses to “What could $700 billion buy?”

  1. ben Says:

    I liked the one I read about how $700 billion would by every American a ticket to Disney world once a month for a year and a half.

  2. ben Says:

    yeah…by=buy. world=World. And my grammar sucks.

  3. kensajolaw Says:

    i like that plan. that would be one nice way to pay back the tax payer:)

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