A Common Tongue

This XKCD chart is mesmerizing – it deserves to be viewed in it’s full extent, so please click through and peruse it.


That one reminds me of an old xkcd about the difference between a thousand and a million or a million and a thousand.  I think whenever we’re talking about the national budget or major monetary policy issues, news organizations and the government should pick a single unit of “-illions” and stick to it.  “The Super Commitee failed to find 1200 billion” worth of cuts.  “Our deficit is 14,000 billion.”  It’ll make people sound silly when they want to cut a certain program that they don’t happen to like but it costs “.01 billion”.


About thinklikeafox

I'm a Naval Officer living in Southern California. I hope to be attending law school in the next year or two, and I started writing this blog out of a desire to improve my writing and critical thinking skills after a couple years outside of academia.
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