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What We Could Have Done with the Money: 50 Ways to Spend the Trillion Dollars We've Spent on Iraq

3.96  ·  Rating Details  ·  23 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
The war in Iraq is not only controversial, it's also astronomically expensive. Now Rob Simpson answers the question many concerned Americans have been asking: Wasn't there some other way the government could have spent one trillion of our tax dollars?

What We Could Have Done with the Money presents 50 thought-provoking spending alternatives. With a trillion dollars, we coul
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ebook, 128 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Hyperion
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Traci
Aug 18, 2008 Traci rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The author's writing is almost funny enough to distract you from the harsh reality he's presenting... but not quite. In the beginning, he writes that Americans probably aren't more outraged about the 1 TRILLION dollars spent in Iraq because we have no concept of how much money that is. Every short chapter is, as the title states, something else we could have done with the money. One example is- we could have bought an ipod nano for every person on Earth, and still have enough money left over to ...more
Jennifer
Some of the ideas in this short book are serious, but they are all presented in a humorous, tongue-in-cheek manner. I liked the idea that we use the trillion dollars to take everyone out to a ballgame (and there's enough money left over to put a few jumbotrons at little league parks, too). Or, we could fix social security -- wouldn't that be great?
This is a fun, interesting, though-provoking nugget of a book that gives us an idea of where our priorities are (and should be).
Katya
Jan 02, 2009 Katya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I could think of some ways of spending all that money too! This book was a quick, fun read. I am sure we'll need an updated version soon.
Colleen Martin
This was humorous and depressing at the same time...no easy feat!
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