How to Explain a Trillion Dollars of National Debt to Your Household?
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How to Explain a Trillion Dollars of National Debt to Your Household? PR Newswire LONDON, July 11, 2012 LONDON, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- If you thought explaining the facts of life was difficult, try explaining a trillion dollars!

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How to Explain a Trillion Dollars of National
Debt to Your Household?
PR Newswire
LONDON, July 11, 2012
LONDON
,
July 11, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
If you thought explaining the facts of life was difficult, try explaining a trillion
dollars! "The numbers are just too big," says Craig Salmon, "That's why I came
up with http://worlddebtclocks.org."
He went on to explain his new website which launched this week, "It's easy, just
select your country, select how many live in your household, then from behind
the curtains you are shown what you could buy with your share of the country's
national debt."
"It's quite frightening really, name any country?" France I replied. He quickly
selected
France
from the homepage, "The French government could buy every
four-person household in
France
a brand new Porsche 911, could you imagine
looking down the road and seeing such a sight?"
Well yes I can, and I could also imagine the speedboat the UK government
could buy my three housemates and I back in
London
. That's what is so good
about this website, it puts the current debt crisis into perspective so that
anybody can understand.
As well as showing you what your household could buy with their share of
national debt, World Debt Clocks also has a section with interesting facts and
figures. Have you ever wondered what you could do with the physical cash of a
countries debt amount?
For example, if you were to lay
$1
bills on top of each other totalling the US
debt, you would have a pile over 1 million miles high, which is equivalent to
almost 4.5 trips to the moon!
In contrast the Greek debt would amount to a pile only 32,000 miles high, which
doesn't sound a lot. However, if you were to wrap the notes around the earth
instead of stacking them you could do so over 1,800 times!
So to round up, a picture says a thousand words and he's done a great job to
get the message over, whilst keeping the hours and hours of research and
mathematics firmly hidden behind the curtains. World Debt Clocks is well worth
a visit and I would recommend it to any intellect or casual web surfer alike.
Who is Craig Salmon? Craig has just finished university with a degree in
Computer Science at the University of
Kent
. http://worlddebtclocks.org is his
first project in developing educational web sites explaining current affairs and
problems with minimal words. His next project will be live at the end of the
year.
Contact: Craig Salmon
Email: crs@berex.co.uk