Quote of the Indeterminate Time Interval – Richard Feynman

by wfgodbold

Said he:

There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it’s only a hundred billion. It’s less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.

Feynman died in 1988. The national debt in 1988 was $2.6 trillion.

It’s now $14.3 trillion. Five and a half times what it was at Feynman’s death.

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