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  •  The best explanation I heard when trying to (5+ / 0-)
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    elwior, raincrow, Icicle68, jayden, ybruti

    explain the difference between a million, a billion and a trillion dollars is to think of money in terms of time.  I first heard it on the Randi Rhodes Show and can't find a reference to it.  Randi explained it so eloquently.

    Imagine that $1 equals one second.  So 1 million seconds was 12 days ago, 1 billion seconds was around 31 years ago and 1 trillion seconds was about 30,000 BCE.  Or something like that.  I think.

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