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  •  PUB-Scale Economic Visualization (3+ / 0-)

    The PUB-Scale* Economic Visualization for these fortunes -- assuming that the $93 Billion is divided equally:

    If the standard 6 foot bed of my F150 pick up truck holds $1 million dollars, then each of those heirs would need 126 standard 53' tractor trailers to haul their moola around in

    Lined up bumper to bumper, each heir would have 2 miles of tractor trailers to hold all their bucks.

    Oh yeah.... The median family income of about $46,000 in the US would be about 2 cubic feet - smaller than your typical microwave...

    = = =
    The "PUB-Scale" is the "Pick Up Bed Scale" for visualizing large amounts of money....

    •  No, you need the SMDMB scale. (0+ / 0-)

      Scrooge McDuck Money Bin scale. Remember the views of him frolicking in his money bin atop his cash?

      For graphs, perhaps a log scale would help, though.

      Moderation in most things.

      by billmosby on Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 11:22:59 PM PST

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