Wednesday, December 02, 2009

How Many MP3s Could the Government Have Given You?



Today I saw in the paper that the price tag of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are coming up on the trillion dollar mark.

The most recent figures on the US population I could find were from July 2008, when the population was at 304,059,724.

A trillion dollars will buy 1,010,101,010,000 MP3s at .99 cents each.

A trillion dollars would, therefore, buy each person in the United States 3,322 MP3s.

Personally, looking at what the last eight years have gotten us in Iraq and Afghanistan, I’d rather have the 3,322 MP3s. Especially knowing that each of my children would also get 3,322 MP3s. I’m sure I could steer a few of those my way.

2 Comments:

At 12/02/2009 5:44 PM, Blogger Aaron Apps said...

A trillion dollars worth of mp3s is equally detestable.

wv: petite-bourgeoisie

 
At 12/02/2009 5:58 PM, Blogger John Gallaher said...

Even at 256 kbps?

 

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