Last call

The total cost of the bailout, including the Citi bailout, now exceeds $4.6165 trillion dollars. To keep the units consistent with the stats below, let’s call it $4,616.5 billion dollars. At this point, it’s pretty much all monopoly money, but here are some other big number to put it in perspective:

• Louisiana Purchase: Cost: $15 million, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $217 billion
• S&L Crisis: Cost: $153 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $256 billion
• The New Deal: Cost: $32 billion (Est), Inflation Adjusted Cost: $500 billion (Est)
• Invasion of Iraq: Cost: $551b, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $597 billion
• Vietnam War: Cost: $111 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $698 billion

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