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What is a Billion Dollars?

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On July 27, 2010 @ 9:15 am In Bailouts,Digital Media,Taxes and Policy | Comments Disabled

Terrific visualization from Information is Beautiful [1] showing a treemap of different government spending that helps contextualize what $1B large is.

Please note how the size of the Bailouts overwhelm everything else — Defense, education, wars, entitlements, etc:


Spreadsheet here [2]

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[1] Information is Beautiful: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2010/the-billion-dollar-o-gram-2009/

[2] here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Aqe2P9sYhZ2ncFliSmVvb2dwRk4tN1Y2amtRZFpPS1E&hl=en_GB#gid=2

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