March 20, 2009
#558: 1000 Times
[[woman sitting behind desk]] sign: bailout: $170 billion; bonuses: $165 million
[[woman sitting behind desk]] sign: bailout: $170,000 million; bonuses: $165 million
Dear news organizations: stop giving large numbers without context or proper comparison. The difference between a million and a billion is the difference between a sip of wine and 30 seconds with your daughter, and a bottle of gin and a night with her.