How fast can you spend 3 trillion dollars ?

Three trillion dollars is a lot of cash. You know that, but it’s more than you think: For the last three hours I’ve tried to spend $3 trillion and I barely cracked a trillion. Can you do better?

My playground was, an antiwar Web site set up by Robert Greenwald’s Brave New Films.

In his new book, the economist Joseph Stiglitz estimates that the Iraq war will cost, in total, $3 trillion. The Greenwald site aims to illustrate the opportunity cost of the war — other things we might have done with the money.

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