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?
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.