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Saturday, December 13, 2014

How to get a trillion dollars!

OK, this is NOT really about how to actually acquire a trillion dollars, mostly because I don't really know how to do that.  This article is about understanding just what a trillion (as a number) represents, whether in dollars or in something else.

Most of us will never actually grasp the true meaning of a trillion, simply because it is not something we encounter in a general sense, unless we're talking about how many grains of sand are on the beach, or how many plankton live in the sea, or how many stars exist in our Universe.  

And, we generally think and talk about a trillion in pretty vague and abstract terms, don't we?

So, how DO we get a trillion dollars?

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