The bailout: Even more than you thought

As this surprising graphic shows, the amount of money pledged to bail out the U.S. economy amounts to more than: the amount spent on getting a man on the moon, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the Iraq War, NASA’s all-time budget and The New Deal, combined. (And yes, the numbers are inflation-adjusted.) Imagine what the U.S. could have done with that money if it didn’t have to bail out all those banks…


This graphic is from the Voltage Blog, and it’s based on numbers from this BoingBoing article.

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