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Off topic: Something I bet most U.S. citizens don’t know

by Kristofer Mencák on November 18, 2012

One of the books I am currently reading is Planet Ponzi, by Mitch Feierstein. I just started, but just felt I had so pass something on already. We know that wars cost a lot of money, and we all understand that the U.S. has spent a lot on wars in recent years, but this is just amazing and crazy at the same time.

The Joint Economic Committee of Congress placed the cost for the war in Iraq at around 3.5 trillion dollars ($3,500,000,000,000). That is approximately $31,250 per household in America.

Could you think of better things to use the money?

Adding up the cost for Afghanistan, we need to add onother trillion or so, or around $10,000-15,000 per household.

I wonder how many americans know this. Do you?

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