- It's a stack of $100s 1357.32 miles high, weighing approximately 20,000 tons.
- population of USA (via google): 295,734,134
2 tril/295,734,134 = $6762.83 per person in US
population of Iraq (via google): 26,074,906
2 tril/26,074,906 = $76,702.09 per person in Iraq
We should try to break down the national debt this way - it might make people less likely to pressure their legislators to "get their share".
- If you made the average US wage in 2004 it would take you a little more than 56,103,263 years to make 2T.
Had you been collecting that amount since the split of the common ancestor between apes and humans, you would be about a tenth of the way there.
At the other end, if you could buy a water molecule for each dollar, you might just be able to see it with one or two Trillion dollars(Googling I found an estimate of 10T molecules in water drop the size of a period).
Any further suggestions?