Archive for October, 2012

Big Numbers

Posted: October 30, 2012 in Uncategorized
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If you read a paper or listen to the news these days you will hear people talking about money in the billions and even trillions like its pocket change, now when I was growing up a million of anything was just to big to comprehend so when I hear things like someone is a billionaire I find it difficult to grasp the hugeness of that number.

I have decided to put these numbers in their number form and list them for you to see what I mean when I am talking about big numbers.

1 – one

100 – One Hundred

100,000 – One Hundred Thousand

1,000,000 – Million

1,000,000,000 – Billion

1,000,000,000,000 Trillion

1,000,000,000,000,000 – Quadrillion

In the UK the average low skilled worker will earn approximately £731,000 in their life time to put it another way that is 0.0731% of a billion not even one percent of one billion and we have a current national debt of £1.039 trillion.

Can you imagine what the public reaction would be if I was to put the headline:

UK DEBT HAS REACHED THE £1,000,000,000,000,000 TODAY.

I think that enormity of the number would be so big that people would simply disbelieve and I think this because we are being conditioned daily to accept without understanding big numbers, and this in my opinion is very dangerous for society as a whole as we will continue to spend into oblivion and doom not just our children but our children for the next 1000 years.

I am no mathematician but I think we need to all look again at our Global, National and personal debt and realize that this can not go on and that we cannot allow our governments to continue to print £1,000,000,000,000’s of pounds in quantitative easing that only serves to destabilize society as a whole and line the pockets of the top one percent of the global population.