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1 Trillion Dollars Visualized

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u/Sh4d0wM00N 3d ago

I never seen $1M cash in my life.

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u/That75252Expensive 3d ago

The Golden Nugget has it in Vegas I do believe.

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u/MarilynMansonsRib 3d ago

The Golden Nugget has it in Vegas I do believe.

It's Binions, but yes.

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u/PotatoWriter 3d ago

he said 1 minion not 1 Binion

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u/The_RagingHomosexual 3d ago

1 Bunion

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u/MaximumSubtlety 3d ago

Now, that I have seen in person.

Well, on person.

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u/xrumrunnrx 3d ago

I've seen it in ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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u/catastrophized 3d ago

I’m a bunionaire!

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u/CthulubeFlavorcube 3d ago

Paul... what are you doing with that axe?

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u/bobthegreat88 3d ago

1 morbillion

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u/herrsharky1 3d ago

It's still funny

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u/yajyuu 3d ago

I was in Vegas in May and it's no longer there they said they removed it during covid and don't have plans to bring it back

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u/MarilynMansonsRib 3d ago

That's a bummer.

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u/Chekov_the_list 3d ago

They needed the cash.

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u/Incest_Cannibal69 3d ago

Binions

My Aunt has those. She always complains when she has to stand up too long

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u/creamersrealm 3d ago

They do and I have my photo with it!

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u/Smokester_ 3d ago

It was remarkably small, could fit in a briefcase if I remember right.

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u/chrisms150 3d ago

If only there was some sort of way to visualize it with a familiar object for reference

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u/gilbert99 3d ago

Some kind of common thing you find in your house maybe. Like a fruit

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u/kingomtdew 3d ago

I saw it before it was taken out. Imagine 10,000 dollar bills stacked together.

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u/SpartyParty15 3d ago

Depends on the denomination obviously. $1M in ones is insane

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u/pembroke529 3d ago

That old Star Trek themed casino (long gone) at MGM had a million in a plexi-glass case as well.

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u/sixstringgun1 3d ago

I have it’s always funny to see movies need giant duffel bags when all you need is one large overnight bag or smaller if it’s In bigger denominations.

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u/Rizzpooch 3d ago edited 2d ago

The movie Dodgeball does this well. They open a suitcase to dramatically display a bribe, and the suitcase isn’t nearly full

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u/throwaway1138 3d ago

Fresh uncirculated $$100’s will have the same volume as described in the graphic above, but circulated notes will have many more imperfections that can double or triple the size when they get crinkled up. If there are smaller bills involved you’re going to double or quintuple that also, so the cubic foot or so from fresh hundreds all of a sudden becomes 3-10 cubic feet. You just need a backpack for $1 million in fresh hundreds but a duffel bag would be required for circulated small bills. Each US currency note weighs one gram so $1 million in hundreds weighs 10 kilos, or 22 pounds. $1 million in twenties will clock in at 110 pounds. Do the math and it actually adds up pretty quickly.

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u/funnyman4000 2d ago

The real Coolguides are always in the comments.

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u/Campylobacteraceae 3d ago edited 2d ago

It’s most likely gonna be 20’s 50’s and 100’s.

Fifty bills ain’t very common so I’ll say 20’s at worst and 100’s at best. A mil in 20’s is 50,000 individual bills plus the cash bands holding them together. Each bill weighs a gram, so 50kg is roughly 110 pounds.

So at worst it weighs the size of a small and skinny adult female and at best it weighs 10kg in bills which is like 22 pounds before you consider the straps and weight of your bag.

If I ever do a cash deal for a massive amount of drugs in the hundreds of thousands or millions, I’m going to be adamant I get paid in 100’s.

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u/UnnecessaryConfusion 3d ago

Hit me up if you ever get that deal. I want in.

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u/gamingchicken 3d ago

100s are much harder to launder

Edit: I would think

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u/FattyPepperonicci69 3d ago

You’re trying to tell me everyone else isn’t putting 100s in the laundromat coinslots?

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u/Nanojack 3d ago

This is partially the reason the 500 and 1000 dollar bills were retired

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u/genexsen 3d ago

Laughs in Zimbabwean

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u/ddraig-au 3d ago

I came home from work tonight to find a Zimbabwean 100 trillion dollar note waiting for me, opened my phone and fired up reddit and this post was the first thing I saw

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u/thegroucho 3d ago edited 3d ago

Laughs in Hungary-style inflation:

https://www.amusingplanet.com/2018/08/hungarys-hyperinflation-worst-case-of.html

Edit, more sources and a quote:

https://www.businessinsider.com/hungarys-hyperinflation-story-2014-4?IR=T

To see how quickly the money supply rose, consider the fact that the currency in circulation stood at 25 billion Pengö in July 1945, rose to 1.646 trillion by January 1946, to 65 quadrillion (million billion) Pengö by May 1946 and to 47 septillion (trillion trillion) Pengö by July 1946.

If that's not bad enough:

How bad was the inflation? Something that cost 379 Pengö in September 1945, cost 72,330 Pengö by January 1945, 453,886 Pengö by February, 1,872,910 by March, 35,790,276 Pengö by April, 11.267 billion Pengö by May 31, 862 billion Pengö by June 15, 954 trillion Pengö by June 30, 3 billion billion Pengö by July 7, 11 trillion billion Pengö by July 15 and 1 trillion trillion Pengö by July 22, 1946. Obviously, the inflation was devastating to the mathematically challenged.

At the height of the inflation, prices were rising at the rate of 150,000% PER DAY. By then, the government had stopped collecting taxes altogether because even a single day’s delay in collecting taxes wiped out the value of the money the government collected.

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u/Poggystyle 3d ago

I keep a Zimbabwean 10 mil note in my wallet. So I can bet someone ten million dollars on something stupid and still pay as long as we don’t specify currency.

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u/boblO9 3d ago edited 3d ago

I did a like 27-ish slide presentation on that for one of my classes last year! Glad I can understand this reference!

Edit: removed the word obscure.

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u/ByZocker 3d ago

Everyone wants to talk about inflation but will never address the time when Sonic fans forced the FED to intervene when they went on a massive money printing campaign and almost crashed the US economy in 2007.

Seriously google "Sonic Inflation Rule 34" it's a wild story.

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u/boblO9 3d ago

Nice try, but I'm not falling for that. Also I think that sonic fan story with the Feds could do with a bit of a rework if you're trying to trick kids into googling sonic porn, where's the mention of r34 in the story?

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u/ddraig-au 3d ago

Funnily enough, all I can find when I do Google it is many many variations of this exact post. I still have NFI what it is meant to be, other than some sort of epic troll

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u/verystinkyfingers 3d ago

"Yeah these guys will totally google rule 34! Heh heh"

Fuckin summer sucks.

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u/tarkardos 3d ago

PowerPoint slide inflation is getting out of hand apparently.

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u/BraveStrategy 3d ago

It’s not obscure to know that Zimbabwe experienced hyperinflation and was printing bills of extremely high denominations. Unless you are in high school in which case, good job kid 👍🏾

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u/boblO9 3d ago

Oh ok sorry I feel real stupid now

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u/PoppaTitty 3d ago

If you're ever in Washington DC you can see pallets of cash at the minting, treasury place. The Capitol where they burn through pallets of cash also has a decent tour.

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u/truffleblunts 3d ago

Watching the money get destroyed, millions of dollars in seconds, is utterly fascinating

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u/The_Deku_Nut 3d ago

Can we start burning faster, the inflation is starting to get to me.

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u/turduckensoupdujour 3d ago

Didn't you look at the picture? Its all right there.

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u/compete8 3d ago

The picture seems off anyway. Like if that is what 1 million looks like, then 100 million would just be a 10x10 square of those little piles. Not a pallet that's ~10x10x10

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u/Busy-Scholar-8715 3d ago

1 million is a briefcase full, 100 million is 100 briefcases. Pallet sounds about right

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u/MrEHam 3d ago

One trillion dollars is enough money to go back to around 700 BC, about when Ancient Rome started, and blow a million dollars every single day until you get to 2022.

It’s also how much money Trump and republicans gave the rich in tax cuts.

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u/YoureGrammarWronger 3d ago

If you spent $10,000 a day from the day you were born and died at 85, you would have spend about $275,000,000.

To burn a billion dollars, you’d have to spend ~$35,000 everyday for 85 years.

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u/mwm1980 3d ago

Shouldn’t you have said you’ve never seen more than a million dollars?

I mean a million dollars isn’t a lot of money nowadays….virtucon alone makes over $90 billion dollars a year.

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u/DrunkRespondent 3d ago

I got your Austin powers reference

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u/stinkertonpinkerton 3d ago

A million isn’t a lot of money?! To who? if I had a million dollars I could take off work for like 15 years and still live like I do now. A million isn’t like an absurdly large amount of money but it’s sure is a hell of a lot to a normal person.

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u/jipijipijipi 3d ago

It's an Austin Power reference FYI.

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u/mwm1980 3d ago

I would of thought the Virtucon reference telegraphed the joke a bit but I obviously hit upon a generational comedy fault line.

I guess Austin Powers has been reduced to Dr Evil’s finger.

I love how the guy responding to my post in a serious manner has more likes than me 😂 🤦‍♂️.

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u/CouldWouldShouldBot 3d ago

It's 'would have', never 'would of'.

Rejoice, for you have been blessed by CouldWouldShouldBot!

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u/Mygreaseisyourgrease 3d ago

Is this an ss officer of the Grammer nazis.

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u/ThellraAK 3d ago

If I got $1M instead of taking 15 years off, I'd try and figure out how to not have to work fulltime again.

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u/averyfinename 3d ago

i live off so little now, i could go indefinitely off of just a portion of the investment gains.

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u/OO_Ben 3d ago

It's one banana Michael. What could it cost? $10?

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u/RedditTouchesYou 3d ago

I never seen $1M cash in my life.

Just pull that out of your savings.

There problem solved.

Call the bank first though, they don't like random withdrawals of such small amounts done casually it seems. Weirdos.

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u/AJStickboy 3d ago

Ask for it in pennies.

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u/RedditTouchesYou 3d ago

So about 275 tons.

I'm sure my mini can handle that.

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u/sh4me1essmusic 3d ago

First time I saw 10k in cash I asked my friend to slap me across the face with it

He did

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u/goblin_welder 3d ago

Someone once told me: “the difference between a billion dollars and a million dollars is about a billion dollars.

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u/Moohamin12 3d ago edited 3d ago Helpful

The best example I have seen:

1 million seconds = 11.5 days.

1 billion seconds = 31.7 Years. Years.

Edit: This is a great site someone created that will visualize the vast differences. Warning, it can get daunting. https://mkorostoff.github.io/1-pixel-wealth/

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u/Testastic 3d ago

200 billion seconds = 6341.9 Years

WTF Elon & Jeff

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u/Moohamin12 3d ago

A great site someone created.

https://mkorostoff.github.io/1-pixel-wealth/

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u/noodlegod47 2d ago

How can anyone have that much money and be happy? People die because they’re so damn greedy

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u/richhomiekod 3d ago

My time expired before I could finish typing this comment.

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u/sketch006 3d ago

Keep going what's a trillion seconds???

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u/humanHamster 3d ago

1 trillion seconds = 31,709.79 years

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u/Material-Parfait-426 3d ago

At that point we end up with the same original problem, it's hard to mentalize tens of thousands of year when we generally live for less than 100.

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u/breakfast_cats 3d ago

I feel like it's easy to conceptualize it when you present it as a billion seconds ago was 1991, and a trillion seconds ago was 29,709 BC

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u/Jay_bo 3d ago

Another way to see it:

if you have 1million you can buy a house in your lifetime, if you have 1 billion you can buy a new house every month, if you have a trillion you can buy a house every hour throughout your life.

(Assuming you are buying 1M houses and live 85 years)

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u/HurtsFlyerin21 3d ago

Josh Allen's, one of the elite young QBs in the NFL, newest contract is about $40 million per year.

Josh Allen would need to play football for 5,710 years to reach Elon Musk's $200+ billion net worth.

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u/Competitive-Detail41 3d ago

Josh allen is paid a steady salary. Elon musk isnt and is based on the valuation of tesla stock.

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u/jsgrova 2d ago edited 2d ago

Well good thing he's so good at scamming people into pumping up that stock price, then

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u/HurtsFlyerin21 3d ago

That doesn't change net worth. Not sure your point?

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u/Competitive-Detail41 3d ago

Elon isnt paid a salary. Its apples to oranges.

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u/ScroungerYT 2d ago

And he was correct.

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u/indearthorinexcess 3d ago

The difference between 1 dollar and a thousand is about a thousand. This is just how numbers work

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u/xesaie 3d ago

This scale seems messed up, maybe the labels are wrong. 1 billion would be a 10x10x10 stack of million size, which is what I think is labeled as 100M.

Maybe using 'long' billions and trillions? But I thought that was dead.

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u/ITDad 3d ago

The 1 million to the 100 million pallet is questionable. However the 100 million to 1 billion is 2 rows of 5 pallets.

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u/Mrqueue 3d ago edited 3d ago

Yup and a billion trillion is 1000 million billion so 10,000 pallets

edit: trillion edit edit: billion

you could infer what I was saying from the conclusion of 10,000 pallets but I guess when someone is wrong we should comment benign things to let everyone else know they've identified a mistake and they are in fact the superior intellect, gentlemen

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u/stednark 3d ago

1 pallet is 100 million, 1000 million is 10 100 millions, 10 pallets.

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u/Mrqueue 3d ago

1 billion is 10 pallets so a trillion is 10,000 pallets

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u/stednark 3d ago

Right but you had said billion at first, and a trillion is 1000 billion not 1000 million like you said above

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u/1975-2050 3d ago

Yup and a billion trillion is 1000 million so 10,000 pallets

edit: trillion

Ugh

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u/bigchonkinralph 3d ago

One trillion is one thousand billion and therefore one million million. You are correct that there are 10,000 pallets of 100 million though.

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u/killwhiteyy 3d ago

trillion billion

Nathan Fillion's Trillion Billion Cotillion for Vermillion Pillions

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u/makemeking706 3d ago

Is this a Princess Caroline quote? It sounds like a Princess Caroline quote.

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u/justsomepaper 3d ago

I'm terrified but intriqued. How do you even come up with that?

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u/ahungrylilsandwhich 3d ago

Pull out the old calculator

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u/unnecessary_kindness 3d ago

This is way wrong. How did you come to that conclusion 🤣🤣

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u/soulofsilence 3d ago edited 3d ago

Using hundreds you'd need 10k to make $1m, or 100 stacks of 100, $100 bills. A stack of bills is about 6.125"x2.625"x 0.5" or 8.04in³. So 100 stacks would be 61.25"x26.25"x0.5" or 804in³. $100m is 10k stacks or 100 times the $1m stack aka 80,400in³. One billion is only 10x more for 804,000in³ or roughly 93" per side. $1t is 1000x a billion or 804,000,000in³.

To put it in a better way the internal volume (seating and cargo space) of a midsize car is 207,360in³. So you could stuff $1t into 3,877.32 midsize cars vs $1b into 3.88 cars vs $100m into 0.38 cars vs $1m into 0.004 cars. The photo appears accurate.

Edit: my cubic feet conversion was way off.

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u/ThellraAK 3d ago

So you could stuff $1b into 558.3 midsize cars vs $100m into 55.83 cars vs $1m into 0.56 cars. The photo appears accurate.

We really will use any system but the metric system :)

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u/nahog99 3d ago

And he did it completely wrong too… By this dude’s math you wouldn’t even be able to fit $2 million into a midsize sedan

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u/TwatsThat 3d ago

I think the math is right but they used a really bad figure for car volume.

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u/soulofsilence 3d ago

No. My math was wrong. I converted the cubic feet by 12 to get inches which is definitely one of those 2 am math mistakes.

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u/TwatsThat 3d ago

I didn't realize that you did the math for the cargo space figure so I was just talking about the math after that point, which I believe was done correctly just with the wrong number.

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u/xesaie 3d ago

THe problem is the relative scale of the $1M and the $100M stacks.

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u/MareTranquil 3d ago

The $100-million-block is clearly smaller than 10x10x10 $1-million-stacks. For starters, the $1-million-stack is 2 bills wide, whereas the $100-million-block is 6 bills wide.

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u/soulofsilence 3d ago edited 3d ago

It's 100x larger. Using cubes because I'm too tired to do rectangles a stack of $10k in 100s is about 2"x2"x2". $1m in a cube 9.29" per side. $100m cube is 3'7" per side. Goes from 9 inches to over 3 and a half feet.

Edit: standard size pallet is 48"x40" so if $100m was on a pallet that size it would be 41.875 inches tall or just shy of 3.5 feet tall. A $1m block would be 12.25" x 13.125" x 5".

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u/nahog99 3d ago edited 3d ago

Your math on the 1 million dollars per car is way off. You can eeeeasily fit 3 million dollars in just the back seat alone. 1 million is like the size of a carry on luggage. You’re saying that 1 million dollars takes up more than half of the interior volume of a car? No chance.

Edit: Yea your volume is super off for the cars. According to this: https://www.caranddriver.com/research/a32780384/what-is-a-midsize-car/ a midsized sedan is about 120 cubic feet which translates to 207,000 cubic inches. That means 1 million dollars takes up only .003 of the available volume. In other words toh could fit 250ish million into a midsized sedan if you packed it in.

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u/cm253 3d ago edited 3d ago

tl;dr - All the images look too small.

I'm suspicious of the volume here. Specifically, the height of a stack of 100 bills. I've seen .5 inches, and I've seen .43 inches. Both seem too low. The .43 inches seems to come from some unsourced measurement online that says a US bill is .0043 inches thick, so 100 of them is .43 inches. Maybe sometimes this gets rounded up to .5 inches.

But it doesn't work that way. Even uncirculated bills don't pack that efficiently. A stack of 100 brand new bills is probably closer to .75 inches, closer to a inch if they are circulated but neat and not in too bad shape. A bundle of ten straps of bills is about 8 or 10 inches tall, even when held together with rubber bands. Ten thousand bills ($1 million, if the are hundreds) fills up a large briefcase, somewhere around 1500 cubic inches I'd guess. The picture makes it look like you could put it in a small paper bag, but that's not realistic.

The pallet looks a little light, too. A standard pallet is 40 x 48 inches. The picture shows, what, about 36 inches of bills on it? So that's a little under 70,000 cubic inches, give or take. That's not far off the mark if we assume a hundred bills is .43 inches high, but again that's just not realistic. It should be more like 6 feet tall, give or take a foot depending on whether the bills are uncirculated.

The representation for $1 billion dollars is ok in the sense that, yeah it's ten pallets (but again, those pallets should be taller). My biggest gripe is with the $1 trillion image. It appears to be 50 pallets wide and 50 pallets deep. Double stacked, that's 5,000 pallets. If $1 billion is ten pallets, then we should have 10,000 pallets, not 5,000. But hey, what's $500,000,000,000 between friends, amirite?

Edit for source - I worked in retail banking for ten years, including about five years as a vault teller.

2nd Edit - Apologies to my metric friends.

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u/Hairy_Kiwi_Sac 3d ago

i thought the same.

The $1 million has 2 bars. I think each set of bills has 2 bars of paper wrap, making the 100 million easier to fathom.

The 100 million cube would be 4x4 column and 16 rows high to make it work.

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u/kidscapes 3d ago

The guide looks reasonably accurate, at least in terms of orders of magnitude, except for the trillions. The author seems to have made a mistake about volume vs area here and depicted 50x50x2=5,000 pallets instead of 100x100 or 100x50x2=10,000 pallets. There should be twice as many pallets there.

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u/ThellraAK 3d ago

I'm absolutely pants at visualizing any large numbers, are you taking into account they are saying the pallets are double stacked?

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u/Kungfukow 3d ago edited 3d ago

At 50x50 and then double stacked, so 50x50x2, is 5000 pallets.
If 10 pallets = 1 billion, then 5000 pallets = 500billion.
So you need another x2. It would have to be 4 stacks.

Edit: image has been editted to look neat but ruined the whole concept. See here: http://www.pagetutor.com/trillion/index.html

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u/ThellraAK 3d ago

Yeah, still can't visualize it, we are going to need to get Tom Scott a charter plane or something.

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u/onecraftymojo 3d ago

This should be the top comment! Thanks for the sauce 👍

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u/SmellenDegenerates 3d ago

Also they don’t state what note they’re using… pretty shitty guide imo

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u/HeroicTaco 3d ago

Yeah that’s because this post is just a shitty edited version of a complete guide lol

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u/Acclocit 3d ago

Looks to me like the image is messed up as well, the trillion visualization seems to be under the top one so the back part of it is cutoff (note how left and right side are different lengths).

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u/PugsThrowaway 3d ago

"Long Billion". Love it. New D&D NPC name acquired.

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u/Needless-To-Say 3d ago edited 2d ago

My first thought as well

First bundle is 1 million

Second is x1000 = 1 billion (On Closer Look, the second pile looks likely to be 10 High, 3.5ish Wide and 3.5ish deep so 100x is possible)

Third is x10 = 10 billion (1 Billion is possible on second look)

Last is x20 = 200 billion (Closer look says each layer is 50 x 30 for x1500 but you need to divide by 10 and multiply by 2 to get x300. )

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u/bsherlockb 3d ago

Yup. Came here for this

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u/TownIdiot25 2d ago

This was the first thing I noticed. 100 million would just be one layer of what was labeled 100 Million, and then that block would be a billion (assuming it is 10 high and long)

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u/Emotional_Deodorant 3d ago

I think an easier way to visualize it would be:

You could spend a million dollars/rupees/euros/whatever a day, every day, for over 2.7 YEARS before you spent a billion.

You could spend a million a day, every day, for over 2700 years, before you spent a trillion. One million, every day, since the time of the Egyptian pharaohs.

There are companies with trillion-dollar valuations, today. We will likely see individual trillionaires before the end of the century. How the hell these companies and the thousands of current billionaires worldwide are not causing massive, positive change across the world is beyond me. It would take just a small portion of their wealth. And I'm not some Marxist advocating 80% tax rates. It's their money. They can build all the damn hyper loops and 19-story personal residences they want. But just a tiny sliver of your wealth would buy a school lunch for every kid in Mexico. A tiny sliver of another guy's wealth would give 1200 villages in Cameroon clean drinking water. It would just be common sense to do. Common f*cking decency.

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u/Bruch_Spinoza 3d ago

Maybe we shouldn’t have to rely on the charity of wealth hoarders and instead redistribute wealth so it is more equal

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u/Gizogin 3d ago

“Communism will never work because human nature will fight against it! People are too selfish and will take advantage!”

“So how do you propose we pay for basic social services like food, medicine, and shelter?”

“The wealthy will donate out of the kindness of their hearts!”

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u/Emotional_Deodorant 2d ago

The choice isn't binary. It's not 'rely on the generosity of the rich' OR 'pay every one the same and allow no one to have private ownership of anything'. Like every society has done throughout history, taxes. Everyone pays a percentage. The system is flawed and overly complex in the U.S., certainly, but that doesn't mean we throw the whole thing out entirely and take away everyone's incentive to improve their own, or society's lives.

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u/Emotional_Deodorant 2d ago

Depends what you mean by "redistribute". Streamline and simplify the tax system so billionaires like Warren Buffet don't pay less in taxes than their secretaries? (Which happened, even Warren admitted it was ridiculous)? Abso-fuckinglutely. Give strong financial incentives to the ultra rich to invest more in ventures that actually help society, instead of ventures that score them a little PR? For sure. Money's the language they understand and their prime motivator.

Storm into their houses and order them out while pointing guns at them and telling them their wealth is being 'liberated' for the people? Seizing their bank accounts, nationalizing their companies? Ehhh, that hasn't worked out for Revolutionary Russia, Venezuela, North Korea, or any other group in human history. Only capitalism has worked since Man began dealing with other men. Is it perfect? Hell no. Because humans aren't. But like Churchill said, it's the worst system we have, except for all the others.

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u/TheKingMonkey 3d ago

The wonderful Tom Scott did a visualisation of the difference between a million and a billion

The premise was a pile of dollar bills stacked on their sides and how far it would stretch. From zero to a million he walked, it took about a minute. From a million to a billion he got in his car and drove from Dagenham in south east London to Margate in Kent, a distance of some 70 miles which took him about an hour and a quarter. The difference between a million and a billion is roughly a billion.

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u/PumpJack_McGee 3d ago

Not saying that they don't have way too much, but I thought Net Worth was calculated factoring in their entire companies and stock value, not their personal bank accounts.

So they do create value by creating tonnes of jobs for people, but then several exploits within the system and practices allow them to just hoard a shitfuckton for themselves.

I'm no business or economist major, but I would imagine that at least one of the reasons why they can't enact massive sweeping changes is because all their decisions has to go through their shareholders, not to mention the hurdles of archaic laws and those who swear by them.

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u/call_me_jelli 3d ago

What do you mean they can’t enact massive, sweeping changes? Elon Musk changed the price of one of his (presumably popular) cars to $69,420 for a meme.

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u/Lucky-Elk-1234 3d ago

Him creating memes is basically a form of advertising. They may lose money on the car sale, but it gets posted all over Twitter and keeps them a household name. No different to if Tesla spent the money on advertising. There’s not really much of a change there.

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u/Theodore_Buckland_ 3d ago

Maybe we should be advocating for Marxism given the massive disparity between rich and poor.

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u/-_crow_- 3d ago

Marxism means revolution, i feel like advocating sounds a bit too soft

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u/ThellraAK 3d ago

Advocating is just a euphemism for seizing the means of production in this instance I think.

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u/Collypso 3d ago

Maybe you should understand why Marxism doesn't work before advocating for it?

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u/ScroungerYT 2d ago

So you are saying what we have now is working?

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u/shellbullet17 3d ago

All I want all I literally want is to be debt free. Thats all. No insane wealth. No boats or crazy houses or really anything. 250,000 in student loans and cars between my wife and I. Is that so much to ask? To be able to live without worry? Ill gladly keep up my 68 hour a work week. Really I would. If I could just breathe

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u/ThellraAK 3d ago

I really don't think we'll get forgiveness through, I wonder if we could take a page out of lend-lease act, and give an interest free forbearance of like 20 years and let inflation solve the problem.

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u/the_grammar_popo 3d ago

*between my wife and me

All that education and you still don’t know how to use the objective case?

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u/alterneramera 3d ago

What are you, the grammar pol.. oh wait nevermind

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u/ScroungerYT 2d ago

The ONLY way I can back debt forgiveness is if you can prove that the loans were given to these people without their knowledge and without their consent.

Otherwise, you signed an agreement. You knew what you were doing. And you are responsible for it.

I equate debt forgiveness to outright theft.

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u/Collypso 3d ago

Both of you get far more money in exchange for owing loans. Why should you be allowed to not pay them back when people in society have indirectly paid for your education?

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u/Roflkopt3r 3d ago

And I'm not some Marxist advocating 80% tax rates

Marx is not the guy advocating for higher tax rates.

The reason countries used to have 90% top tax rates is that this was one of the more moderate approaches they could come up with to calm down those who would have otherwise turned to Marx' methods.

It was about the survival of capitalism in times of revolutionary potential.

Now that this potential is gone, capitalism is going back to the insane wealth disparities that caused this kind of unrest in the first place. We are now back to Great Depression-levels of inequality.

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u/Competitive-Detail41 3d ago

These people never paid 90% in taxes. There were much more tax deductions during that time.

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u/Jiji321456 3d ago

Am I the only one who doesn’t get anything out of these “large things visualised” posts? Like, I already knew 1 trillion was 1,000x larger than 1 billion

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u/exile_10 3d ago

I know that 1,000 grains of rice is 1,000 x larger than 1 grain of rice. Doesn't mean I can visualise 1000 grains of rice.

Also a lot of people's brains trip into a logarithmic scale with large currency amounts, thinking a billionaire is just a rich millionaire - that sort of thing.

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u/j_la 3d ago

My first thought was “this is not a guide”.

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u/soulofsilence 3d ago

I would say so. I find very often that folks cannot wrap their heads around such large numbers. I generally like to use time instead of volume though because I think humans better understand time. One million seconds is 12 days, a billion is 31 years, and a trillion is 31,688 years. Of course there's no pleasing image with that.

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u/Lordborgman 3d ago

Humans generally are terrible at conceptualizing scale.

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u/timeforknowledge 3d ago

It's meant to make people hate rich people. It makes them think billionaires have big stacks of cash sitting in a garage doing nothing, just hording it.

The reality is if you're self made rich then you'll never have any where near that much cash at hand. It will go into funding your businesses, buying stocks and other investments.

Rich people get rich by investing their money not hording cash

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u/SatansLoLHelper 3d ago

$1 Trillion is $6,666 per taxpayer in the US.

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u/thefbahustle 3d ago

Would’ve been a bigger impact if they kept the $1T single stacked

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u/18CupsOfMusic 3d ago

Now just imagine what 1 morbillion dollars looks like.

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u/comrade_batman 3d ago

Imagine a moon sized money stack.

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u/everythjngbagel 3d ago

I used to work at a bank, and had the rare opportunity to hold $1,000,000. It’s a bit larger than depicted in this photo. That is all

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u/porkychoppins 3d ago

It is a quite a lot larger than depicted. I worked as a service manager at a bank for 3 years and even the fresh bundles would still be larger.

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u/thots_on_my_mind 3d ago

In $100's? What are the units being displayed?

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u/TunaPlusMayo 3d ago

Yeah that's really important! All these inane comments and nobody knows what the bills are.

The top comment so far: "I never seen $1M cash in my life."

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u/Jayblipbro 3d ago

It's not really that important to convey the relative difference between these amounts

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u/anisteezyologist 2d ago

It's just so wrong dont even pay it any attention

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u/jshit9 2d ago

Yeah you need 10,000 $100 bills to make a million so that first stack isn't big enough.

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u/eurfryn 3d ago

For me the easiest way to visualise 1 million, 1 billion & 1 trillion is with time.

1 million seconds is approximately 11 DAYS

1 billion seconds is approximately 31 YEARS

1 trillion seconds is approximately 31,000 YEARS

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u/breakfastofrunnersup 3d ago

Yes! I love this too. I technically know each is 1000x more but it seemed abstract until I looked at this way. Especially 31 vs 31,000.

For some reason comparing 1 and 1000 doesn’t seem like THAT big of a difference. I.e., 1000 doesn’t seem like a VERY big number - I can count to 1000, I can have $1000. But once it becomes a multiplier of even slightly bigger numbers the value becomes apparent

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u/doenercola 3d ago

And currently the overnight reverse repo is over 2 Trillion USD. Highest amount ever recorded.

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u/Competitive-Detail41 3d ago

Im sure gme will moon anyday now.

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u/aquay 3d ago

Flying off on a tangent: only 8% of all money actually exists. 92% is electronic.

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u/CyberExo 3d ago

Related Old school reckful video

https://youtu.be/0J6BQDKiYyM

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u/ultrasin 3d ago

That's for the US only. Our billion is million of millions and trillion is million of billions which is far more that that.

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u/TacTurtle 3d ago

$20 or $100 bills?

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u/_cadaverous 3d ago

Million dollar bills

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u/PROSPEX101 3d ago

1m to 100 m seems wrong to me , how does one bundle turn into a pallet when u would only need 10 stacks high and ten stacks wide. At the height and width of 1 m it should only a be a quarter of what the 100 m looks like

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u/d13gr00tkr0k1d1l 3d ago

This illustration makes no sense to me I cannot imagine what that means. As humans were pretty useless in understanding just how much a billion actually is Rather Million seconds = 11 days 13 hours and a bit Billion seconds = 31.5 years Trillion seconds = 31,688 years Or there about

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u/CocainePoptart 3d ago

AKA inflation visualized

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u/Gunty1 3d ago

Theres only 900 Million in the image for billion.

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u/newape89 3d ago

I'll take three pallets please.

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u/Sinandomeng 3d ago

So how much did Walt have?

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u/In-amberclad 3d ago

1 Million seconds is 11 days.

1 Billion seconds is 33 years.

1 Trillion seconds is 32,000 years.&

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u/durreetoes 3d ago

What’s after a trillion? Squillion?

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u/SardonicSamurai 3d ago

Stop posting these; you can only make billionaires so erect

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u/Turddydoc 2d ago

So Walter white had around 200-300 million when he had that huge pile. Good to know.

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u/Babsee 2d ago

Not one person should go without in this world.

Greedy fucks.

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u/YoloBrollo80 3d ago

Now imagine $2.25 Trillion, because that’s how much financial institutions have parked at the Fed overnight. Then imagine 1.55% interest on that, because that comes out to $34.875 Billion in newly “printed” money going out to big banks in one day, while we deal with record inflation.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Superstonk/comments/viac6q/daily_reverse_repo_update_0622_2259458b_buy_hodl/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

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u/Bluex44x 3d ago

Now double the bottom picture and that’s still less than they printed during COVID

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u/thewholerobot 3d ago

That can't have anything to do with inflation though right?

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u/DerMagicSheep 3d ago

now do 1 morbillion

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u/sittinondaturlet 3d ago

Elons going to be pissed you published his bank info…

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u/rocksrockmysocks 3d ago

TLDR; Elon Musk is a human piece of shit

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u/Dense_Cup_5473 3d ago

Beta energy. Stay mad

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u/Scared_Department_65 3d ago

One man should never have that much money

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u/Fan_WasTaken 3d ago

One government should never have that much debt. oh wait...

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u/zaoldyeck 3d ago

Why not? Who is government debt owed to? What does government debt represent?

I never really understood this line of reasoning. It seems mercantalist from people who otherwise claim to be "capitalists". Indeed the strongest rhetoric comes from people arguing for things like bringing back the gold standard which is explicitly mercantalist in principle.

I understand complaints about capitalism, but going back to a mercantalist society seems absurd.

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u/abcxyztpg 3d ago

Could be a good guide. Next time show all of them from same angle. The million, billon are shown from close to 90 degrees angle where as trillion is almost 0 degrees angle. Also why trillion is double stacker whereas billion is 5 times stacked. Clearly it's based guide. Should use same scale. Angle and stacking.

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