Free gasoline for everyone, for the next 2.5 years

June 8, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More

We have already discussed how much one trillion dollars would buy.  Well, the Boston Globe did its own story about this subject, using the more conservative figure of $456 billion (the estimated cost by September).  My favorite is where it says $456 billion could have fed and educated the world’s poor for the next five and a half years.

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Grumpypilgrim is a writer and management consultant living in Madison, WI. He has several scientific degrees, including a recent master’s degree from MIT. He has also held several professional career positions, none of which has been in a field in which he ever took a university course. Grumps is an avid cyclist and, for many years now, has traveled more annual miles by bicycle than by car…and he wishes more people (for the health of both themselves and our planet) would do the same. Grumps is an enthusiastic advocate of life-long learning, healthy living and political awareness. He is single, and provides a loving home for abused and abandoned bicycles. Grumpy’s email: grumpypilgrim(AT)@gmail(DOT).com [Erich’s note: Grumpy asked that his email be encrypted this way to deter spam. If you want to write to him, drop out the parentheticals in the above address].

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    Here's my favorite from that article: "The $456 billion cost of the war could have fed and educated the world's poor for five and a half years."

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