A column for the New York Times opines that most people aren't equipped to grasp the true magnitude of $1.2 trillion. Because people don't deal with a trillion of anything in everyday life, when they encounter such a big number, they have hard time distinguishing it from any other huge number. One way to come to grips with this reality is to think in terms of what that amount of money can actually purchase. With $1.2 trillion, the United States could double the amount of money spend on cancer research funding, treatment for every citizen with diabetes or heart...

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