The social commentaries and art documentation of Lee Vogler Nading, artist, author and controversialist, who was born on September 11. Contents are copyrighted but may be reproduced with author credit. Log in regularly for new posts on new topics.

Location: Indiana, United States

On June 22, 1980 I coined the term/concept of "technocalypse," my vision of man's inevitable self-destruction by his own inventions and free will, devoid of the divine purpose that is postulated for the mythical Apocalypse; most of my art work and social concerns pertain to this theme. I have been writing a timeline history of the world from the Big Bang to the near future, since 1987.

November 03, 2008

Size of a Trillion/ Reverse Outsourcing (Onshoring)

Letter to the Editor of Herald-Times, Bloomington, IN (publ. in Oct. 25, 2008 issue)

To the Editor,

Mike Leonard's report on the immensity of the quantity "one trillion" has inspired me to contribute to the subject. By my figuring, a stack of a million one dollar bills is 250 feet high, and a billion is 47.3 miles high, and a trillion is 47,300 miles high.

Today's national debt of $10 trillion would stack all the way from the earth to the moon and back again; and if stacked horizontally it would circle the earth 19 times. For $10 trillion, you or the Chinese could buy our entire 50 states at $4,203.00 per acre.

A radio signal or photon traveling at the speed of light would take 13.5 seconds to traverse the stacked $53 trillion of our "unfinanced" national debt.

Back on Earth, I'd like to suggest a way for our Mayor Kruzan to put himself and Bloomington in the spotlight, by being the first city to offer extraordinary economic incentives that exclusively target American companies abroad, to get them to move back to the U.S., to Bloomington, Ind.

Lee Nading
Bloomington, IN

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