Bailout Cost Nearing $10 Trillion


Staff at the the Milken Institute have been tabulating the overall cost of the ongoing federal economic bailout.

The sum, according to Milken's most recent (March 20, 2009) updating: $9,893,284,000,000.

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That's nine trillion, eight hundred ninety-three billion, two hundred eighty-four million dollars and zero cents. And counting.

Methodology information, expenditure breakdown full of government acronyms and Milken detail, plus a colorful pie chart, are all here.

Illustration copyright and courtesy Sketch Winters, 2009

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