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Monies (in 1994 US dollars)


  9×107       Development and construction cost of the Keck telescope

1.5×108       Rough cost of a European Ariane rocket launch

2.1×108       Total spending in the 1994 U.S. senate election campaigns

  9×108       Total cost of the Magellan probe

1.1×109       Worldwide Visa and MasterCard fraud in 1993

1.8×109       Amount of food stamp fraud in the USA in 1993

3.8×109       Microsoft revenue in 1993

  1×1010      Rough monetary losses associated with BCCI

1.3×1010      Lockheed revenue in 1993

1.5×1010      Rough United Nations yearly budget

2.8×1010      Planned cost for the space station 

2.6×1011      nited States 1994 military spending

2.6×1011      United States 1994 predicted deficit

  8×1011      United States 1994 entitlement spending

  1×1012      Rough total United States health care spending in 1994

1.3×1012      United States 1994 tax receipts

1.5×1012      United States 1994 federal government spending

4.4×1012      United States 1994 national debt

6.4×1012      United States 1994 gross domestic product

1.4×1013      United States 1994 unfunded liabilities for entitlement programs



Jose Wudka
9/24/1998