posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 01:17 PM
XKCD's Huge money chart
This chart merely reflects a lot of the money in circulation right now, from 2011 and I thought people at ATS would like to use it to provide some
perspective to the financial matters happening elsewhere in this forum.
This is not breaking
news, merely a chance to have an alternate perspective on the money, Randall Munroe (the guy who writes the comic) did an
amazing amount of research in making this for his fans.
You should take a look, zoom in and out, tell me what interests you about this chart and we can discuss things about it, and you should use some of it
when talking about other topics in the financial melt down.
One thing I really want to point out is in the Billions section you can see a small note, 6 things I learned while researching this chart. Give that a
read, it's not about money but the guy who made the chart leanred some thing he never knew as well. It should tell you how important it would be to
keep this chart nearby, in case you need to look up some facts or figures, even compare the blocks as shown with each other.
Also, look a little bit to the right of that to see the "Megaprojects" section, and it will show you that the US Interstate Highway System is
considered to be one gigantic project; In the future I imagine there will be a mega project that dwarfs that, I would like to see a megaproject worth
500 Billion, or even 750 Billion! I wonder what it would be, like a high-speed rail project that covers all of North America?
Please, sound off below, what you think about this chart, how it can be used in other discussions about the global meltdown.
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