Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Economical numbers

The late physicist Richard Feynman once said:

"There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers."

That quote came to my mind when I checked out the Canadian Tax Federation's Debt Clock.

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