Cost of the Iraq War

A hug and a hat tip to Omnipotent Poobah for the 411 on this site and video.

From FlowingData.com:

In the time that it takes you to watch this movie, the US government will have spent $500,000 towards the war in Iraq. At least that’s what this Atari-sounding clip says. Watch as millions of dollars are put into perspective – 84 brand new schools, a flag pin for every man, woman, and child in America, and a hummer plus 10 years of gas.

One improvement that immediately came to mind was to show what could be purchased over time instead of what you could buy with the money over various time frames. Then the time series would make more sense, and one could show the sum over the span of the movie.

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Posted on August 3, 2008, in Cost of the Iraq War, our tax dollars at work. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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